Play of the Day: Freddy Galvis makes a no-look behind-the-back flip for the out

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Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis made a terrific play for one out that very nearly could have been an inning-ending double play. With a runner on first base and one out in the seventh inning, Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon hit a Jake Diekman offering sharply up the middle, which was corralled by a sliding Galvis. Without looking, Galvis flipped the ball behind his back, leading second baseman Chase Utley perfectly to the bag for the second out of the inning. Utley fired to first base, but Blackmon just barely beat the throw to keep the inning alive.

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Though Galvis has cooled off at the plate recently, he’s still hitting .289/.342/.335. He’s been better than Jimmy Rollins, traded to the Dodgers during the off-season, on both offense and defense this season.

Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

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CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.

The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.

Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.

The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.

Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.