Gregorius close to signing with the Phillies
C/O: Nick Wass/Associated Press
According to MLB.com, Free-agent shortstop Didi Gregorius and the Philadelphia Phillies have reached a 2 year, $28 million deal Saturday morning. A day after signing all-star catcher J.T. Realmuto to a record-breaking deal worth $115.5 million, Philadelphia wasted no time in securing their star shortstop.
Philadelphia haven't confirmed this signing, but if the deal goes through this would be another move that warms the hearts of Phillies fans and keeps them hopeful in the newly competitive National League East.
Gregorius, 30, solidified his spot as the Phillies next shortstop. After coming off a season-ending elbow injury in 2019 that required Tommy John surgery, Gregorius made his presence felt in 2020, slashing .284/.339/.488, while playing all 60 games. The MLB offseason has been a busy one with free agents getting snatched quickly off the market by clubs seeking to compete for a championship, it was the right move for the Phillies to sign a player with Gregorius' resume. Let's see what the offseason has in store next for the Phillies.