Arrieta signed a three-year, $75-million contract with options in spring training.
The Phillies set up behind Arrieta: Cesar Hernandez, 2B: Carlos Santana 1B; Odubel Herrera CF; Rhys Hoskins, LF; Nick Williams, RF: Maikel Franco, 3B; Knapp; J.P. Crawford, SS.
The Phillies traded Galvis for pitching prospect Enyel De Los Santos in the offseason.
Jake Thompson, who earned his first career save with three innings of scoreless relief in Saturday night’s 20-1 win over the Marlins, was optioned to Triple-A to make room for Arrieta.
Arietta, who signed mid-way through spring training and needed to build up his pitch count before making his debut, had been optioned to Single-A Clearwater at the start of the season.
Though attendance at this juncture of the offseason is not mandatory under the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement, first-year Giants coach Pat Shurmur left no room for interpretation when he said it was important for all players to show up given the amount of change in scheme, coaches and players.
Had Beckham opted not to report to East Rutherford, it would have been taken as a sign of a looming holdout. He is unhappy with his current contract — one year at $8.45 million — and wants an extension probably in the range of five years and $100 million , which would be record-setting for a wide receiver.
“When you build a chemistry, you can’t develop those relationships unless you are working together,” Shurmur said. “That’s why I think it’s super important that you have a high-attendance rate at the offseason. I know there is a resistance sometimes. But the players need to be there. Especially when you are adding new players and there are new schemes. That’s the best thing for them.”