Red Sox ink Hernandez to 1-year extension worth reported $10M

Posted: 06/09/2022 in MLB
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The Boston Red Sox signed outfielder Enrique Hernandez to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

The deal is worth $10 million, sources told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. It’s a straight extension and doesn’t contain any option years, a source told Chris Cotillo of MassLive.

Hernandez was scheduled to hit free agency this summer. Hip injuries this season have limited the 31-year-old to 67 games, during which he’s slashed .222/.359/.646 with six home runs and 37 RBIs.

He joined the Red Sox prior to the 2021 campaign after six years with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hernandez’s debut season with Boston was the most productive of his career, as he racked up 4.9 WAR in the regular season before hitting five home runs during a postseason run to the ALCS.

Boston hasn’t sustained those winning ways in 2022, currently sitting last in the ultra-competitive American League East with a 67-69 record. The Red Sox face a critical offseason this winter as shortstop Xander Bogaerts is expected to opt out of his current contract, while fellow core star Rafael Devers is eligible for an extension.

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