Phillies Close to Trading Freddy Galvis

The Phillies have been aggressively shopping Freddy Galvis this offseason and they may have found the right suitor.

The Phils and Padres are in "serious talks" about a Galvis trade, which could happen as soon as Friday, according to Bleacher Report's Scott Miller.

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NBC Sports Philadelphia cleanup hitter Jim Salisbury has reported this offseason that the Padres have done extensive homework on the Phillies' 28-year-old shortstop.

Last season, the 71-91 Padres used 33-year-old Erick Aybar at shortstop for the majority of games. San Diego heads into this season without a clear starting option at the game's most important defensive position.

Galvis has been a Gold Glove finalist two years in a row and was probably robbed this season, when he committed just seven errors in 637 defensive chances but still lost out to Brandon Crawford.

A free agent at season's end, Galvis has hit .248/.292/.390 the last two seasons with an average of 28 doubles, four triples, 16 homers and 64 RBIs.

The Phillies are 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.

If/when Galvis is traded, J.P. Crawford would step in as the Phillies' everyday shortstop. 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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