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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.

Koji Uehara has retired

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Jim Allen of Kyodo News reports that Koji Uehara has retired from baseball.

Uehara, 44, has spent the past two seasons with the Yomiuri Giants, which is the where he began his career way back in 1998. He spent eight years there as a starter, winning 20 games in his rookie season, then one year as a closer and one year in swingman duties before coming to the United States.

Once in the majors he pitched for four different major league teams over nine seasons — the Orioles, Rangers, Red Sox and Cubs — from 2009-2017. In that time he posted an excellent 2.66 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 572/78 K/BB ratio in 480.2 innings and notched 95 saves. He won a World Series ring with the Red Sox in 2013 and was an All-Star in 2014. Uehara’s last big league stint in America with the Cubs in 2017, for whom he posted a 3.98 ERA (111 ERA+) in 49 games.

Happy trails to an excellent reliever.