This is completely out of the blue. The Cincinnati Reds have reportedly claimed Freddy Galvis on waivers.
#Reds claim shortstop Freddy Galvis off waivers from #BlueJays, per industry source.
— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) August 12, 2019
Remember, the second trade deadline isn’t a thing anymore, so this isn’t Galvis going on revocable waivers. This is simply the Jays moving on from Galvis which is… again, a little out of the blue.
My best guess is that Galvis’ agent requested for the veteran to be given a new opportunity elsewhere as his playing dime has been diminished since the team has prioritized the development of Bo Bichette and Cavan Biggio in the middle infield. Galvis is having far and away the best season of his career offensively and could cash in on a pretty decent payday if he can have a strong finish to the season.
Beyond just doing Galvis a solid, the Jays also get out from under Galvis’ $1 million buyout next season. I mean, for a Major League Baseball team, that’s peanuts, but it does give the front office a tiny bit more financial flexibility, which is something we know is important to them.
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation