According to the report, veteran infielder Freddy Galvis is about to reach an agreement to play in Japan

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According to Yahoo! Japan.

Galvis, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on November 14, parted ways with the Baltimore Orioles and Philadelphia Phillies last season. In 104 games he beat .242 / .302 / .407 (91 OPS +) with 14 home runs. Baseball Reference calculated it was worth an estimated 1.2 Wins Above Replacement.

Galvis has played in more than 1,100 big league games over 10 seasons in the big league. He has 966 hits as well as 109 home runs and a career hit line of .246 / .292 / .387 (82 OPS +). He was worth 9.5 wins over replacements and achieved 3.1 wins for his work in the 2019 season. In addition to the Orioles and Phillies, he previously played for the Cincinnati Reds, San Diego Padres and Toronto Blue Jays.

Galvis’s move to Japan is surprising as he played well enough last season to earn a spot on someone’s bench and it is unclear if this was a reaction to the owner-induced Major League suspension Baseball is. Currently, MLB teams are unable to negotiate with free agents (or do business with unionized players), which means players like Galvis will stay out in the cold until the lockout is ratified after a new one Collective agreement through. repealed both the league owners and the MLB Players Association.

Obviously, Galvis will at least not be the last great role-player to take a guaranteed job elsewhere until the work stoppage ends.


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