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Shortstop Trevor Memoir became one amongst the final mountainous dominoes to plunge in MLB free agency Sunday, as he agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox, consistent with Bob Nightengale of USA This present day.
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Source confirms: Free agent Trevor Memoir is in agreement with the Red Sox on a six-300 and sixty five days, $140M contract. First: @BNightengale
Jim Bowden of CBS Sports actions reported that Memoir will transfer from shortstop to 2nd wicked in Boston, since Xander Bogaerts occupies the shortstop put of dwelling.
Memoir spent the necessary six years of his MLB profession with the Colorado Rockies, posting a per-162-game common of 34 home runs, 98 RBI, 101 runs and 22 stolen bases, per Baseball Reference. He also hit .272 with an .863 OPS.
The 29-300 and sixty five days-worn is a two-time All-Star and two-time Silver Slugger who has performed 12th or better in Nationwide League MVP vote casting on three events.
This will seemingly perhaps possibly also additionally be attention-grabbing to gaze how Memoir fares without taking part in at hitter-friendly Coors Discipline half the time.
Memoir hit .303 (.972 OPS) in Denver from 2016 to 2021, but those figures dipped to .241 (.752 OPS) a long way from home.
He's tranquil one amongst the game's high vitality bats at shortstop, nonetheless, and that can be a welcome note for the Red Sox as they land one amongst the head free brokers in this 300 and sixty five days's market.
Jon Heyman of MLB Community and Audacy Sports actions reported Boston's ardour in Memoir on the Dec. 6 edition of Audacy Sports actions' Mammoth Time Baseball podcast:
"Memoir, I indulge in heard three teams—Seattle, Houston and Boston. So it would possibly perhaps possibly be attention-grabbing to gaze with Boston. Obviously he would possibly perhaps possibly commence out at 2nd wicked doubtlessly, and we'll ogle what goes on from there."
With Memoir transferring to 2nd wicked, he offers Boston a loaded infield alongside Bogaerts and third baseman Rafael Devers.
The Red Sox made the American League Championship Series final 300 and sixty five days and performed two victories bowled over of a hit the AL pennant. Together with Memoir can also simply tranquil safe Boston the head contender for the AL crown, because the vitality-hitting heart infielder joins a Red Sox group that posted a .777 OPS (third-simplest within the majors).