Red Sox keep World Series MVP Pearce

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Boston Red Sox have re-signed World Series MVP on Friday. The team signed him to a one-year deal.

He will receive $6.25 million during the 2019 season.

Boston Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce holding the World Series MVP Trophy
Steve Pearce holding the World Series MVP trophy (Getty Images)

He had a breakout postseason with the Red Sox. The 35-year-old has three home runs and eight RBIs in the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“We’re thrilled to have Steve back with us for another year as we think he’s a great fit for our club,” said President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski. “Obviously, we all saw what kind of impact he can have on the field, especially with the Postseason that he had. He also provides good depth and balance from the right side for us.”

He was acquired on June 28th from the Toronto Blue Jays. He appeared in 50 regular season games with the Red Sox.

The 35-year-old Lakeland, Florida native had his best game of the postseason in Game 5 of the World Series against the Dodgers. He went 2-of-4 with two home runs and 3 RBIs in four at-bats.

When Pearce made his Red Sox postseason debut on Oct. 5, 2018, against the New York Yankees, it was his first playoff appearance since 2014 with the Baltimore Orioles. He had a hit and an RBI in the Red Sox’s 5-4 win.

In the regular season, he had a .279 batting average with seven home runs and 26 RBIs in 136 at-bats over the 50 games. In 26 games with the Blue Jays prior to the trade, he had a .291 batting average with four home runs and 16 RBIs in 79 at-bats.

The journeyman — who has also played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Yankees, and Houston Astros — has a career. 257 batting average with 90 home runs and 294 RBIs over 2,167 at-bats.

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