Play of the Day: Freddy Galvis makes superb diving grab and throw for the out

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Replacing Jimmy Rollins is no easy feat. Freddy Galvis, though, has done a decent job in the early going for the Phillies. Along with regularly elite defense, Galvis came into Saturday night’s game against the Braves with an .855 OPS.

Galvis shone with the glove in the fifth inning on Saturday night, robbing Nick Markakis of a hit with both a nice diving grab and a strong off-balance throw to first base. Galvis injured his shoulder in the process, but thankfully the inning was over and he had some time to recuperate. He didn’t need to come out of the game.

Watch the play below:

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Cardinals sign Matt Wieters to one-year, $2 million deal

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Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals and free agent catcher Matt Wieters have agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million through incentives.

Wieters, 33, spent last season with the Cardinals as Yadier Molina‘s backup. In 67 games, the veteran hit .214/.268/.435 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI. While Wieters has left something to be desired offensively in recent years, he still plays solid defense behind the plate.

Wieters will once again serve as the backup to Molina. Catching prospect Andrew Knizner is expected to start the season at Triple-A Memphis.