Freddy Galvis appeared to be getting out at the right time. Instead of waiting through the lockout, the former Philadelphia Phillies infielder signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Nippon Professional Baseball. Surprisingly, it was a two year deal, as Galvis wanted more than just a soft landing spot before trying his luck again.
This time of year is often slow around baseball. It’s the only major American sport that is “off” for the holiday season. As such, players, agents, and front office execs alike seem happy to step away from business for a while and pick things back up in the new year. That is especially true this year. With the lockout in full swing, not a creature in the proverbial house is stirring.
TOKYO -- Veteran infielder Freddy Galvis has signed a two-year deal with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Japanese baseball. The club in Nippon Professional Baseball confirmed the length of the contract with The Associated Press but declined to give financial details. Reports in Japan say the total contract could be worth 700 million yen, or about $6 million.
It’s official, Freddy Galvis is heading to Japan. Jon Heyman of Audacy Sports reported Sunday evening that the veteran infielder has agreed to a two-year deal to join Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. Nishinippon Sports — via Yahoo! Japan — reported earlier this month that Galvis was likely heading to the Hawks.
Ryan Divish at The Seattle Times details the current MLB lockout and its effect on the Mariners’ spending spree. Houston Astros RHP Lane McCullers Jr. is expected to start throwing again in a little over a month as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Veteran infielder Freddy Galvis...
Freddy Galvis, an infielder with more than nine years of big-league service time, is reportedly nearing an agreement with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball league, according to Yahoo! Japan. Galvis, who celebrated his 32nd birthday November 14, split last season with the Baltimore Orioles and the...
Infielder Freddy Galvis appears to be close to a move overseas, as reports from Yahoo Japan indicate that Galvis is nearing a contract with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball. Should the move be finalized, it would count as a bit of a surprise. While there hadn’t been...
Galvis is expected to sign with the NPB's Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Yahoo Japan reports. While Galvis has never been confused for a star, he's better than most players who head overseas. The 32-year-old has spent most of his career as a low-end regular and looked like he was still capable of that in 2021, as his .242/.302/.407 slash line was good for a career-best 90 wRC+, a perfectly adequate number for a shortstop. Given the uncertainty that comes with MLB's lockout, however, it's likely he saw a guaranteed deal in Japan as far more appealing than waiting out the labor strife stateside, especially as he wasn't necessarily guaranteed a big-league deal once the situation is eventually resolved.
It appears that after his second stint with the Philadelphia Phillies, Freddy Galvis is headed overseas to continue his professional baseball career. Nishinippon Sports — via Yahoo! Japan — reports that Galvis will join the Nippon Professional Baseball’s Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. Broderick Zerpa also tweeted that Galvis is headed to Japan.