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The Orioles traded shortstop Freddy Galvis, who is on the 10-day injured list, to the Philadelphia Phillies for minor league pitcher Tyler Burch just before the 4 p.m. trade deadline Friday, general manager Mike Elias said.
Galvis, who spent the first six seasons of his major league career with the Phillies, hit .249 with nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 72 games with the Orioles before injuring his right quadriceps on June 26th.
Galvis, who was rehabilitating his quad in Sarasota, Florida, has a clause in his contract giving him $250,000 in the event that he was dealt.
Elias said said Burch, a 23-year-old right-handed pitcher, had a “big stuff jump” since the pandemic.
Earlier in the day, the Orioles traded right-handed reliever Shawn Armstrong, who was at Triple-A Norfolk, to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations. They also acquired left-handed reliever Ryan Hartman from Houston on waivers.
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