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Source: Galvis, Phillies agree to one-year deal

January 12, 2017

PHILADELPHIA -- A source told MLB.com on Thursday afternoon that the Phillies and Freddy Galvis have agreed to a one-year, $4.35 million contract to avoid salary arbitration.Galvis, 27, hit .241 with 26 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs, 67 RBIs and a .673 OPS in 624 plate appearances this past

PHILADELPHIA -- A source told MLB.com on Thursday afternoon that the Phillies and Freddy Galvis have agreed to a one-year, $4.35 million contract to avoid salary arbitration.
Galvis, 27, hit .241 with 26 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs, 67 RBIs and a .673 OPS in 624 plate appearances this past season. He also played Gold Glove-caliber defense at shortstop. According to FanGraphs, Galvis ranked third among all big league shortstops in DEF (Defensive Runs Above Average).
On a young team, Galvis is a leader in the Phils' clubhouse. He is well-liked by the coaching staff.
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Galvis enters 2017 as the Phillies' starting shortstop, but with J.P. Crawford opening the season with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, he will be pushed. Crawford is the organization's top prospect and the No. 2 prospect in baseball, according to MLBPipeline.com.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and listen to his podcast.