Boston Red Sox

Not even a month after his 2018 World Series performance earned him MVP honors,¬†Steve Pearce is sticking with the Boston Red Sox on a one-year deal worth $6.25 million, according to Yahoo’s Jeff Passan.

Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in late June, Pearce was an immediate fit with the Red Sox as a platoon option at first base with Mitch Moreland (and in the outfield when needed), and hit¬†.279 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs in 50 games. Some of Pearce’s finest work as a Sox contributor came in an August series with the Yankees in which he hammered four home runs and eight RBIs in just three games (including a three-homer effort in a 15-7 smackdown of the Bombers).

But it was in the postseason that Pearce truly shined, with a .289 batting average and a team-leading four home runs. Pearce delivered the knockout blow in Game 5 of the World Series, too, with two homers and three RBIs.

Pearce, of course, is the first Red Sox postseason hero to officially re-sign with the club.

And presumably, all eyes will now turn towards the future of pitcher Nate Eovaldi.