The Red Sox have signed free agent outfielder Hunter Renfroe to a one-year deal said to be worth $3.1 million with an opportunity for another $600,000 in incentives.
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With the deal, Boston has filled its 40-man roster heading into the 2021 season.
The deal brings Renfroe full circle with the Red Sox, who drafted him in the 2010 MLB Draft (31st round). Renfroe opted to attend college at Mississippi State and was ultimately drafted by the Padres three years later.
With a .228 career batting average, he's hardly an on-base machine, but he does have some pop, hitting at least 25 home runs in three consecutive seasons (2017-2019).
Renfroe was traded to Tampa Bay prior to the COVID-shortened 2020 season. Most of his career has been spent in left and right field. Barring a free agent acquisition like George Springer, Renfroe is expected to join Andrew Benintendi and Alex Verdugo in the Boston outfield with the fate of Jackie Bradley Jr. still undecided.
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