The Toronto Blue Jays have added to their infield by signing Freddy Galvis to a one-year deal with a player-option for the 2020 season.
Over the course of his career, Galvis has been a steady presence on whatever team he’s been a part of. He’s a solid offensive player and he can play multiple defensive positions. He’s spent most of his time playing shortstop or second base, but he’s also spent some time at third base and has played some time in the outfield.
With that being said, he became a full-time starter in 2015 and has since spent most of his time playing shortstop, and with the shortstop position being open in Toronto, Galvis has a very good chance at getting the starting spot and frankly I’d be very surprised if he didn’t start.
Galvis isn’t a big-time signing or a big splash that is going to get the fan base riled up, but he is someone that you know exactly what you’re going to get and you know he’s going to be in the lineup every day as he has played 162 games each of the last two seasons and the year before that he played in 158.
Toronto isn’t likely going to be a team that makes a run at a championship this season, but this is a nice veteran signing and if he comes out and has a good season, they do have that player-option for next season if they want to hold on to him, but he is also someone they could deal at the deadline to try and get more prospects as they continue to try and rebuild the roster.
Overall grade: B-