Boston Red Sox

Last July, the Red Sox acquired Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals to spark a playoff run. Now, the left-handed slugger finds himself back in the NL East.

Schwarber agreed to a four-year contract worth $79 million with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday to pair in a lineup with other big bats such as Bryce Harper, as reported by Jim Salisbury.

Phillies President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski, who held the same position in Boston from 2015 to 2019, now brings one of the top bats on the free-agent market away from the Red Sox. Schwarber lived up to the hype in Boston following his deadline acquisition last season, hitting seven home runs with a .957 OPS in 41 games in Boston.

With Schwarber playing first base down the stretch, Bobby Dalbec chould step back into the role of the primary starter at that position. Triston Casas is progressing through the minor leagues and the Red Sox have shown interest in free agent Freddie Freeman.

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