This isn’t surprising news regarding the Reds, whose incumbent shortstop, Jose Garcia, didn’t play above the High-A level before the team promoted him in late August. The 22-year-old Garcia then batted a weak .194/.206/.194 (3 wRC+) in 68 plate appearances. Garcia could still be the Reds’ long-term answer at the position, but he doesn’t seem worthy of landing the job in the near term. General manager Nick Krall even admitted earlier this month that short is a position the Reds are aiming to address.
Fortunately for Cincinnati, which is coming off its first playoff berth since 2013, it should be able to find a replacement for Garcia before next season. Aside from Galvis, free agency features ex-Red Didi Gregorius, Marcus Semien, Ha-Seong Kim and Andrelton Simmons. None of those players should come at exorbitant prices, but if the Reds are in the mood for a blockbuster trade, the Indians’ Francisco Lindor or the Rockies’ Trevor Story could be on their radar.