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

January 29, 2019

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

The deal announced Thursday 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.

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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