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.
Source: Steve Pearce and the Boston Red sox have agreed on a one-year, $6.25M deal.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 16, 2018
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.