Freddy Galvis, Blue Jays agree to $5M, 1-year contract

The Associated Press
San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis (13) in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
San Diego Padres shortstop Freddy Galvis (13) in the seventh inning during a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

TORONTO (AP) -- Infielder Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays have agreed to a $5 million, one-year contract.

The deal announced Tuesday includes a $4 million salary this year and a $5.5 million club option for 2020 with a $1 million buyout.

Galvis, who can earn additional award bonuses, took a cut from his $6,825,000 salary in 2018.

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He hit .248 with 31 doubles, five triples and 13 homers for San Diego last year, playing in all 162 games for the second straight season. The 29-year-old has a .246 average with 65 homers and 300 RBIs in seven big league seasons. He spent his first six seasons with Philadelphia, then was traded to the Padres.

Toronto opened a roster spot by designating right-handed reliever Danny Barnes for assignment.

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