Didi Gregorius has reached an agreement to return to the Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies redemption week continues as they finally agree to terms with shortstop Didi Gregorius. News broke earlier that JT Realmuto would be returning to club on a five year, $115.5 million dollar deal. Now, the Phillies have their shortstop coming back to Philadelphia.
Didi Gregorius has re-signed with the Phillies. The deal is expect to be 2-years $28 million which is fantastic for both Gregorius and the Phillies. The team can re-evaluate next year’s free agent class and the progression of top prospect Bryson Stott and have a very good option in Didi Gregorius until then. The deal also comes at a $14 million AAV which is huge for a team that still needs to make improvements to their pitching.
Much like Realmuto, Gregorius the odds on him re-signing with the Phillies continued to look better and better after news after every other shortstop started to fall from the free agency board.
- Marcus Semien (TOR)
- Andrelton Simmons (MIN)
- Freddy Galvis (BAL)
- Jose Iglesias (LAA)
Gregorius was great in his lone season with the Phillies, hitting .284 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI while playing in all 60 games last season. With their infield set in stone for the 2021 season, the Phillies can now shift focus on bringing in more pitching help and possibly another body to play centerfield (looking at you, Jackie Bradley Jr).
Bohm. Harper. Gregorius. Back-to-Back-to-Back.
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY