Blue Jays sign Freddy Galvis to 1-year deal for infield depth

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free agent infielder Freddy Galvis to a one-year contract worth $4 million US that includes a club option for the 2020 season. He batted .248 with 13 home runs last season with San Diego.

Veteran hit 13 homers for Padres last season; pitcher Danny Barnes DFA’d

Blue Jays newcomer Freddy Galvis posted a .248 batting average and 13 home runs in 162 games with the Padres last season. The 29-year-old infielder has a .290 on-base percentage in 804 major league contests. (Gregory Bull/Associated Press/File)

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.

Galvis batted .248 with 31 doubles, five triples, and 13 home runs in 162 games for the San Diego Padres last 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.

Toronto designated right-handed reliever Danny Barnes for assignment to make room for Galvis on the 40-man roster.

Galvis, a native of Venezuela, spent his first six major league seasons with Philadelphia before being traded to the Padres in December 2017.

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