UPDATE: AJ Cassavell, the Padres beat reporter at MLB.com, says the deal is happening. The Phils are likely to get a “minor league pitcher” in return.
According to Scott Miller of Bleacher Report, the Phillies are close to trading Freddy Galvis to the Padres.
Galvis is .245/.287/.372 lifetime over six seasons with the Phils. The 28-year-old shortstop was signed by the Phils out of his native Venezuela in 2006; last year, he played all 162 games, putting up a .255/.309/.382 line with 12 home runs and 61 runs batted in while playing outstanding defense.