Freddy Galvis is a professional baseball player from Venezuela. He has played in Major League Baseball. He currently plays for the Nippon Professional Baseball team Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks. MLB teams he has played for include the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, and the Baltimore Orioles.
Player Profile and Personal Life
Galvis was born Freddy Jose Galvis on November 14, 1989. His hometown is Punto Fijo, Falcon in Venezuela. He stands 178 cm and his listed weight is 86 kilograms. He is a right-handed player and throws with his right. He bats right and left. Positions he has played include second baseman and shortstop.
His hobbies aside from baseball include playing basketball. He is married to his wife Anna and they have two daughters.
|Height / weight||1.78 m / 86 kg|
|Born||14 Nov 1989|
|Cincinnati Reds||2019 - 2020|
|Toronto Blue Jays||2019|
|San Diego Padres||2018|
|Philadelphia Phillies||2012 - 2017|
He started playing baseball for the Little League World Series. He is on the shorter side and was told that he likely would not have a very successful professional baseball career. Despite this, he still received interest from scouts, and in 2006, he participated in the Florida Instructional League.
Minor league teams he has played for include Williamsport Crosscutters, Lakewood BlueClaws, GCL Phillies, and the Clearwater Threshers. He also played in the Venezuelan Winter League. Other teams he has played for include the Reading Phillies and the Philadelphia IronPigs.
In 2012, he had hoped to sign with the Phillies. He was ultimately signed when Chase Utley was out of the roster because of a knee injury. Galvis then made his MLB debut on Opening Day in 2012. In June of that year, he injured his back and spent some time on the injured list, diagnosed later with a Pars Fracture.
He was later suspended for 50 games because a performance-enhancing drug was found in his system. In 2013, he contracted Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA).
In 2018, he was traded to the San Diego Padres. A year later, he was released by the Padres and he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2018, he was claimed on waivers by the Cincinnati Reds. They later traded him to the Baltimore Orioles. In July 2021, he was traded to the Phillies again.
In December 2021, he signed to play for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks.