Phillies trade SS Freddy Galvis to Padres for pitching prospect

Annette Crawford
December 16, 2017

The Phillies have traded shortstop Freddy Galvis, the team's longest-tenured player, to the San Diego Padres for 21-year-old righty Enyel De Los Santos, according to multiple reports.

Galvis is on a one-year deal and is in the final year of arbitration, making him a cheap option for the Padres as they try to sway superstar Eric Hosmer to the west coast.

De Los Santos finished the 2017 season with the Padres' Double-A affiliate and posted a 3.78 ERA in 24 starts while striking out 138 and walking 48 batters in 150 innings. He's covered time at second base in place of the ailing Chase Utley and has solidified himself as the team's starting shortstop since the departure of Jimmy Rollins.

The top-notch defender committed just seven errors last season and eight in 2016.

Galvis, 28, signed with the Phillies as an amateur free agent in July of 2006 and spent the past six seasons playing at the big league level.

The Phillies were known to be looking for pitching in exchange for Galvis, but his trade value isn't as high as it could be because of his impending free agency. The soon-to-be-23-year-old Crawford hit.214 with a.356 on-base percentage in 23 games as a rookie in 2017.

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