PHILADELPHIA (AP) Freddy Galvis and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $4.35 million, one-year contract and avoided salary arbitration.
In his second full season as Philadelphia's starting shortstop, Galvis had a career-high 20 homers and 67 RBIs in 2016, when he made $2 million. He also was an NL Gold Glove finalist. But the switch-hitting Galvis batted only .241 with a .274 on-base percentage. He had 17 stolen bases.
Galvis is eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.
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The deal was completed Thursday. Two Phillies remain eligible for arbitration and were set to swap proposed salaries with the team Friday barring agreements: right-hander Jeanmar Gomez and second baseman Cesar Hernandez.