The Reds said he is expected to report to the team on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old shortstop was placed on outright waivers over the weekend, giving him a chance to hook up with a contender while allowing the Blue Jays to prioritize Bo Bichette at shortstop, provide Cavan Biggio more reps at second and free up DH at-bats, as well.
The decision comes after the Blue Jays couldn’t find a taker for Galvis ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, and with a logjam in the infield created by Bichette’s subsequent promotion.
In previous years, Galvis would have been a candidate for an August waiver deal but those have been eliminated under the single trade deadline. He’s in the midst of his most productive season in the big-leagues, batting .267/.299/.444 with 18 homers in 115 games with his usual steady defence up the middle.
The Reds assume the remainder of his $4 million salary and the $1 million buyout on a 2020 club option valued at $5.5 million.