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Reds claim infielder Freddy Galvis off waivers from Blue Jays
New York Yankees Austin Romine is tagged out stealing second base as Toronto Blue Jays Freddy Galvis applies the tag in the eighth inning of their American League MLB baseball game in Toronto, Sunday, August 11, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, August 12, 2019 2:35PM EDT
TORONTO -- The Cincinnati Reds have claimed infielder Freddy Galvis off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.
The 29-year-old Galvis has hit .267 with 24 doubles, 18 home runs and 54 runs batted in over 115 games this season.
The five-foot-10, 185-pound switch-hitter was signed by the Blue Jays on Jan. 29 to a one-year deal with a club option for 2020.
The Punto Fijo, Venezuela native has a career batting average of .248 with 83 home runs, 354 RBIs and 55 stolen bases across 919 games with Philadelphia, San Diego and Toronto.