Freddy Jose Galvis is a Venezuelan professional baseball shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball. He previously played in MLB for the Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, and Toronto Blue Jays. Galvis was born in Punto Fijo, Falcón, Venezuela, and played Little League Baseball including the Little League World Series there before being discovered by one of the Phillies' scouts. At age 16, he signed a contract with the Phillies despite not receiving much attention from scouts. He spent the next several years in their minor league system, including a particularly lengthy stint with the Phillies' Double-A affiliate the Reading Phillies. He made his major league debut on Opening Day of 2012 at second base, substituting for the injured Chase Utley. He became a fan favorite for his performance early in the season, especially defensively, until he sustained an injury and subsequently was suspended for 50 games after a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs.
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About Freddy Galvis
Venezuelan-born athlete who made his MLB debut in 2012 as a Philadelphia Phillies second baseman.
He began playing for the minor league team, the Williamsport Crosscutters, in 2007.
He was suspended from the MLB for fifty games after testing positive for use of performance enhancing drugs in June, 2012.
His family lived in Punto Fijo, Falcon, Venezuela at the time of his birth.
He replaced an injured Chase Utley in the 2012 starting lineup for the Philadelphia Phillies.
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