Last week on Sunday, the Red Sox inked story to a six-year $140 million deal that includes an opt-out clause after the fourth year of the deal, which Boston can void by adding a seventh year to the contract and making the deal worth $160 million.
Story’s Red Sox debut had been put on hold due to him leaving camp for the birth of his first child, but Red Sox fans will have to wait no longer, as a video surfaced this morning of him taking an at-bat against pitcher Nathan Eovaldi in a simulated game.
Trevor Story hit a triple off teammate Nate Eovaldi in a simulated game this morning.
Today is Story’s first live reps in a Red Sox uniform.
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No Worse For Wear
Story appears to be ready to go, as the video shows him hitting a triple off of his new teammate.
Boston’s new second baseman doesn’t look any worse for wear after the lockout kept him out on the free agent market until he finally signed in mid-March.
It appears that he is set to do some damage for Boston and give the lineup a boost as they look to build off of a surprise season which saw them net 92 wins and a Wild Card spot on their way to the ALCS.
This lineup now features Story, JD Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, and Alex Verdugo and is one of the only lineups in all of baseball that can even hold a candle to that of the Los Angeles Dodgers following their signing of Freddie Freeman.
We’ll see what happens this season for Story and the Red Sox.
The AL East is going to be tight race between four teams, Boston being one of them.