PHILADELPHIA (CBS/AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies officially announced the re-signing of shortstop Didi Gregorius on Wednesday afternoon. Gregorius signed a two-year contract, reportedly worth $28 million.
Gregorius, who turns 31 next month, batted .284 with 10 homers, 40 RBIs, and an .827 OPS in 60 games in his first season with the Phillies.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
Gregorius hit .274 and averaged 20 homers and 75 RBIs over four seasons with the New York Yankees between 2015-18. He hit 16 homers and drove in 61 runs in 82 games in 2019 after Tommy John surgery on Oct. 17, 2018, to repair a torn elbow ligament.READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
The Phillies signed two-time All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto to a five-year, $115.5 million deal last month.
Philadelphia hasn’t reached the postseason since 2011, the last year it had a winning record. The Phillies finished 28-32 in a pandemic-shortened 2020 season, missing a wild-card berth by one game in the expanded playoff format.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
The Associated Press contributed to this report.