The New York Yankees elected to reject shortstop Didi Gregorius’ qualifying offer after the conclusion of the postseason, and now he has taken his talents to Philadelphia.
The Phillies will not only get a solid infielder, but they will get one of the best social-media follows and human beings to add to their locker room. Last season, Gregorius returned from Tommy John surgery to hit .238 with 16 homers and 61 RBIs.
While Didi’s return wasn’t as productive as most would have hoped, entering the season midway through is never easy. He contributed in the playoffs, though, hitting a grand slam to send the Minnesota Twins packing in the ALDS. The plan for the Yankees is to elevate second-baseman Gleyber Torres to the starting shortstop position, where he was destined to end up all along.
#Phillies are in agreement with Didi Gregorius
— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) December 10, 2019