Blue Jays sign Freddy Galvis to 1-year deal for infield depth
Veteran hit 13 homers for Padres last season; pitcher Danny Barnes DFA’d
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract.
The deal, announced by the team Tuesday, is worth $4 million US and includes a club option for the 2020 season.
A seven-year veteran, Galvis has batted .246 with a .290 on-base percentage over 804 major league games. The 29-year-old has 65 career homers and 300 runs batted in.
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Galvis, a native of Venezuela, spent his first six major league seasons with Philadelphia before being traded to the Padres in December 2017.