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Rumor Central: Phils to shop Cesar Hernandez, Freddy Galvis?

The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to shop infielders Cesar Hernandez and Freddy Galvis for pitching help, reports Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

The Phillies need to bolster a rotation that is thin when you get past Aaron Nola, and Galvis and Hernandez are logical trade chips.

Hernandez, who is under club control through 2020, could bring back a higher return. The 27-year-old second baseman has emerged as a dependable leadoff hitter, compiling a .294/.372/.406 slash line over the past two seasons.

Galvis, a free agent after next season, started 155 games at shortstop and hit .255/.309/.382 with 12 homers.

Trading the two veterans also would open up roster spots in a crowded infield for second baseman Scott Kingery and shortstop J.P. Crawford. Crawford hit .214 in 70 at-bats as a September call-up.

- Doug Mittler

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