The Orioles stuffed a hole in their infield by agreeing Tuesday with absolutely free agent Freddy Galvis to a a single-yr, $1.5 million contract.
Galvis broke into the massive leagues with Philadelphia in 2012 and invested the previous two decades with Cincinnati. The 31-calendar year-old strike .220 with 7 homers and 16 RBIs for the duration of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Galvis is anticipated to take around as Baltimore’s shortstop from Jos Iglesias, traded to the Los Angeles Angels in December. Galvis played 33 games at shortstop previous season and 16 at 2nd base.
He would obtain a $250,000 assignment bonus the 1st time he is traded.
Galvis experienced a $5.5 million income previous year the selection calendar year of his earlier deal which wound up as $2,037,037 prorated all through the shortened period.
Galvis has a .247 profession batting normal with 95 property operates and 386 RBIs. A journeyman who’s headed to his fifth massive league crew, Galvis started off with the Phillies, created a one particular-12 months quit with San Diego in 2018 and performed in Toronto before becoming a member of Cincinnati throughout the 2019 time.
His best year offensively was in 2019, when he hit 23 homers with 70 RBIs.
Baltimore signed him largely for his ability to deftly play in the center of the infield. He has a .984 fielding proportion as a shortstop above 801 online games.
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