Red Sox sign Trevor Story to 6-year, $140M deal

Field Level Media

March 20, 2022 at 2:40 pm.

The Boston Red Sox reached an agreement with free agent infielder Trevor Story on a six-year, $140 million contract, multiple outlets reported Sunday.

A two-time All-Star with Colorado, Story was a hot commodity at the trade deadline last season but wasn’t dealt and turned down the Rockies’ one-year qualifying offer.

The New York Post reported the deal contains a player opt out after four years, which would be negated if the Red Sox pick up a seventh season for an extra $20 million.

The New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and Texas Rangers all reportedly were vying for his services.

Story likely will play second base in Boston with All-Star Xander Bogaerts entrenched at shortstop.

Story, 29, batted .251 with 24 home runs and 75 RBIs in 2021. He is a career .272 hitter with 158 homers, 450 RBIs and 100 stolen bases in 745 games.

Called up by the Rockies in 2016, he smacked 27 home runs in 97 games as a rookie to solidify himself as a building block of the franchise alongside Nolan Arenado, who was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals before the 2021 season.

Story also has 865 strikeouts in 3,136 career plate appearances and at least 130 whiffs in five of his six seasons.