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Red Sox, Trevor Story agree to $140 million, six-year deal

Red Sox, Trevor Story agree to $140 million, six-year deal

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Mar 21
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The Boston Red Sox signed former Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story to a six-year contract worth $140 million, as per USA Today’s Bob Nightengale and The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Story was one of the top free agents alongside fellow shortstop Carlos Correa, prior to signing with Boston. Initially, the Red Sox wanted to sign Correa, but the bidding war was too fierce and he decided to sign with the Minnesota Twins.

Soon enough, Boston shifted their attention to Story and faced yet another fierce bidding war, this time against the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and Houston Astros. The event concluded with the Red Sox acquiring the shortstop.

However, the 29-year-old new recruit preferred to play shortstop for the franchise. But since the position is taken by Xander Bogaerts, who has been playing with Boston since 2013, Story will play second base, where the team needed him most. That is unless Boston decides to change their plans.

Perhaps what is interesting about the deal, according to MLB Network Insider Joel Sherman, Story’s deal contains a player opt-out clause after the fourth year of the contract. Although, Boston can navigate around this with the seventh-year option. Should the franchise resort to this, the contract would be worth $160 million.

Story had 24 home runs, 20 steals, 75 runs batted, 88 runs scored, and .251/.329/.471, 103 OPS+ in 2021 playing for the Rockies.

  • Trevor Story

    Trevor John Story is an American professional baseball shortstop who is a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Colorado Rockies. He made his MLB debut in 2016. On April 8,

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  • Boston Red Sox

    The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League East division.

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  • Carlos Correa

    Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop who is a free agent. He previously played for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball .

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  • Colorado Rockies

    The Colorado Rockies are an American professional baseball team based in Denver. The Rockies compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division.

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