Galvis hit .220/.308/.404 in 159 plate appearances for the Reds this season and declined defensively, frequently getting replaced in the field late in games, C. Trent Rosecrans of The Athletic reports. He'll be a free agent this offseason. The Reds had the lowest WAR (-0.8) of all shortstops in baseball and are likely to look elsewhere next season after Galvis underperformed as a stopgap option. Jose Garcia and Kyle Farmer are remaining on the Reds' big-league roster, and they don't have much help on the way in their farm system.
Galvis is not in Wednesday's Game 1 lineup against Atlanta. Kyle Farmer, who is a career .291/.336/.425 hitter against lefties, will start at shortstop and bat eighth with Max Fried on the hill for Atlanta. Galvis could be used as a defensive replacement.
Galvis is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins. Galvis has picked it up a little bit, but he's sitting Sunday in favor of Jose Garcia with lefty Rich Hill toeing the rubber for Minnesota. The switch-hitting Galvis has a .664 OPS against left-handed pitching for his career, and this platoon setup will likely continue into the postseason.
Galvis went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored in Friday's 7-2 win over the Twins. He pulled a fastball from Jose Berrios just over the right-field wall for his seventh home run of the season. Galvis has taken a step back after his strong 2019 campaign and briefly lost the starting job at shortstop to Jose Garcia. However, Friday's start at short was Galvis' fourth in the Reds' last five games.
Galvis will sit Tuesday against the Brewers. Galvis looked to be potentially reclaiming the starting shortstop role, getting the nod in the Reds' last two games. He'll sit in this one, with Kyle Farmer starting in his place.