According to the director and president of the Red SoxSam Kennedy, to Xander Bogarts They would have already made “at least two offers” since the 2022 regular season ended. It should be remembered that the stellar shortstop opted out of the last year of his contract with three more to go.
The latest reports indicate that the red sox continue to make it a priority to sign Bogaerts, even up to the Manager Alex Cora has been involved in the negotiations. In fact, the Puerto Rican leader recently indicated that he has a “ace up your sleeve” in favor of his team, since he assured that he maintains a great relationship with Scott Boras, current agent representing Bogaerts, a situation that could tip the balance in favor of Boston.
However, acquiring the 30-year-old shortstop won’t be easy for the Red Sox, as teams like the Dodgers, Cubs and Phillies are seriously interested in him.
Bogaerts had one of the best years of his career in 2022, making his fourth All-Star Game and winning his fifth Silver Slugger by hitting .307/.377/.456 with an .833 OPS.
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MLB: The ‘ace up the sleeve’ that Alex Cora has for the Red Sox to win the signing of Bogaerts