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Phillies avoid arbitration with Freddy Galvis at $2 million

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Freddy Galvis and the Phillies have avoided salary arbitration with a one-year, $2 million contract for 2016, per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Galvis served as Philadelphia’s primary shortstop in 2015, batting .263/.302/.343 with seven home runs, 50 RBI, and 10 stolen bases in 151 games. He’ll continue to act as a placeholder at shortstop for the Phillies until stud prospect J.P. Crawford is ready to take over.

This was Galvis’ first year of arbitration eligibility.

He is under club control through 2018.

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