Trevor Story has established himself as top-of-the-line shortstops in baseball since he made his main league debut in 2016, however he is probably not a shortstop for very lengthy after making a stunning alternative on his new crew.

Story has signed with the Boston Purple Sox, USA At present’s Bob Nightengale first reported. The deal is price $140 million over six years, based on Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic.

The explanation that’s stunning is that the Purple Sox have already got an All-Star shortstop in Xander Bogaerts. Jon Heyman reported earlier within the week that the Purple Sox had been concerned with signing Story to play second base. Assuming Bogaerts will stay at shortstop, Story should be open to enjoying a brand new place. Earlier experiences indicated that he wasn’t able change. 

There may be additionally an opportunity the Purple Sox may commerce Bogaerts, although that appears unlikely. The 29-year-old is coming into the third season of a six-year, $120 million contract. He has the flexibility to decide out after 2022, so Boston could also be making ready for that chance.

Story, 29, spent his first six MLB seasons with the Colorado Rockies. He hit simply .251 final season, however he’s a profession .272 hitter who’s above common defensively and has nice pop. Story belted 24 dwelling runs final season and has had 35 or extra homers in two seasons. The precise-handed hitter ought to have loads of success hitting in Fenway Park. 

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