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Report: Phillies have received trade offers for Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez

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Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that the Phillies have received trade offers for shortstop Freddy Galvis and second baseman Cesar Hernandez. Those offers, however, haven’t been to the club’s liking.

Both Galvis and Hernandez were tendered contracts ahead of Friday’s non-tender deadline. Both are expendable, though, with J.P. Crawford at shortstop and top propsect Scott Kingery at second. That being said, the Phillies are content going into spring training with a surfeit of middle infielders.

Galvis, 28, hit .255/.309/.382 with 12 home runs and 61 RBI in 663 plate appearances this past season, appearing in all 162 games. While his offensive skills are lacking, he plays superb defense at shortstop and has versatility, having also played second and third base as well as the outfield during his six-year career.

Hernandez, 27, finished the season batting .294/.373/.421 with nine home runs, 34 RBI, 85 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases in 577 plate appearances. Like Galvis, Hernandez plays plus defense and has versatility, but he also runs the bases well.

The Padres are believed to have interest in Galvis while the Angels continue to have interest in Hernandez.

Al Avila on trading Ian Kinsler: “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged.”

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Tigers GM Al Avila said on Tuesday, via MLB.com’s Jason Beck, that there’s been significant headway made in the quest to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. He said, “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged. We just can’t agree.”

Kinsler, 35, is in the last year of his contract with the Tigers, earning $10 million for this coming season. In 2017, the veteran batted .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and 90 runs scored in 613 plate appearances.

It’s not known yet which team (or teams) have gotten far in discussions with the Tigers, but the Angels have been suggested as a good fit given their need for a second baseman.