Cincinnati Reds bringing back infielder Freddy Galvis

Reds second baseman Freddy Galvis warms up before a game against the Cardinals on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

The Cincinnati Reds are bringing back infielder Freddy Galvis.

The Reds announced Friday they have exercised the 2020 option — $5.5 million — on Galvis’ contract.

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The Reds claimed Galvis, 29, on waivers in August from the Toronto Blue Jays. Last season he hit 23 home runs, had 70 RBIs and hit .260 with Toronto and Cincinnati. In 32 games with the Reds, Galvis hit .234 with five homers and 16 RBIs.

Galvis is expected to be the Reds’ starting shortstop next season. Jose Iglesias, the starter last season, became a free agent on Thursday.

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