Didi Gregorius to sign with Phillies, leave Yankees
Didi Gregorius is leaving the New York Yankees and signing with the Philadelphia Phillies.
Numerous reporters said on Tuesday that Gregorius and the Phillies reached agreement on a contract. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman says it’s a 1-year deal, and another report says it’s for $14 million.
Gregorius, 29, spent the past five seasons with the Yankees after being acquired in a trade. He put together three strong seasons in a row from 2016-2018 with the Yankees, hitting at least 20 home runs and batting at least .268 in each season.
The young shortstop underwent Tommy John surgery and only played in 82 games last season after his return. He is looking to rebuild his value before hitting the free agent market again next offseason.
In Philly, Gregorius will be back playing for his former Yankees manager, Joe Girardi. Philly already has Jean Segura at short and may look to move his position or trade him.