Whoever it is in charge of building the Cincinnati Reds going forward, one of that person’s first orders of business will be to address the shortstop position.

Shortstop had been identified last year at this time as a position of need, but after a brief pursuit of former Red Didi Gregorius, who ended up signing with the Phillies, the team stood pat, entering the year with Freddy Galvis as its starter.

The Reds had acquired Galvis in 2019 as a fallback option and that’s what he ended up being after letting last year’s stop-gap answer, José Iglesias, walk in free agency. The 30-year-old Galvis performed at the plate much as he had in his career, putting up an 86 OPS+ in 2020, better than his career 82 OPS+, but down from his career-best 92 in 2019. It was in the field that he didn’t perform as he had over his career. The Reds called up Jose Garcia after just 28 games of the 60-game 2020 season, hoping to create a spark. It didn’t…





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