The Cincinnati Reds made a move to claim Freddy Galvis off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. Galvis, a shortstop and second baseman, was hitting .267 with 54 RBIs through 115 games with the Blue Jays. His time in the MLB started in 2012 with the Philadelphia Phillies, yet this has been the best offensive year of his career. Despite this, he no longer had a spot in Toronto and now has an opportunity to help Cincinnati push for the final NL wild-card spot.
The #Reds have claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays IF Freddy Galvis.
LHP Amir Garrett tonight will begin serving his 8-game suspension. pic.twitter.com/X0p0AjNHI8
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 12, 2019
What this means for the Reds
Galvis is a nice pickup and he will add some depth in the infield for the Reds. His contract also features a $5.5M team option for next season if the Reds decide they want to retain him. The Reds are currently outside the Wild Card by 5 games but they could sneak into the playoffs with a strong run down the stretch. They also claimed Kevin Gausman just last week, so it is apparent the Reds are trying to bolster their roster to make a run at the wild card spot.