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Gary Galvez

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Gary M. Galvez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Gary Galvez defected from a Cuban junior team during the 2002 World Junior Championship and eventually was signed by scout Louie Eljaua for the Boston Red Sox in February 2003. He pitched for three seasons in the Red Sox farm system and then two more in the independent Canadian-American Association.

In 2003, he made his minor league debut with the DSL Red Sox 1, going 6-3 with a 1.64 ERA. He was 7-10 with a 5.14 ERA for the 2004 Augusta Greenjackets. He tied Chance Douglass and Mitch Talbot for 8th in the South Atlantic League in losses and tied Alberto Arias for 9th in hits allowed (153). Back in the SAL in 2005 with the Greenville Bombers, he improved to 10-4, 3.35. He tied for fourth in the circuit in wins, even with Jack Egbert, Chad Reineke, Chase Wright and Michael Devaney.

He slipped back in 2006, going 6-10 with a 5.44 ERA and .296 opponent average for the Wilmington Blue Rocks. He tied Clint Everts and Ricardo Morales for fourth in the Carolina League in defeats. He was also 5th in hits allowed (141), tied Derek Hankins for fifth in runs allowed (82) and was 5th in earned runs allowed (74). The right-hander split 2007 between the Brockton Rox (2-6, 3.88) and North Shore Spirit (5-3, 3.50). He was fourth in the Canadian-American Association in losses. He ended his career with the 2008 Sussex Skyhawks, where his record was 5-5, 4.70. Overall, he had a 41-41 record in the minor leagues.