The Philadelphia Phillies made a series of moves on Friday, including trading veteran infielder Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres, and signing slugger Carlos Santana to a three-year/$60 million deal.
The idea of the Phillies trading Galvis to San Diego had been a thought for a while, since the Padres needed a temporary shortstop for the 2018 season, because top prospect, Fernando Tatis Jr is still developing in AA.
The Padres are expected to be competitive next season, so the addition of Galvis makes sense. In 2017, the 28-year-old hit .255 with 12 home runs. Galvis was traded for RHP Enyel De Los Santos.
Even though the Phillies subtracted from their lineup, they added power by adding Santana. Santana will likely play first base for the Phillies, with Rhys Hoskins moving to left field permanently.
The 31-year-old Santana hit .259 with 23 home runs with the Cleveland Indians last season. Santana will fit in well in Philadelphia.