Blue Jays sign infielder Freddy Galvis to one-year contract
San Diego Padres' Freddy Galvis scores on a double by Hunter Renfroe during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019 12:54PM EST
TORONTO -- 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 US$4 million 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.
He has played all 162 regular-season games in each of the last two years.