Boston Red Sox

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May 6, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Boston Red Sox outfielder Rob Refsnyder (30) hits a single against the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Citizens Bank Park. Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

Outfielder Rob Refsnyder has been a relative bright spot for the Red Sox over the past two years. Now, they’ll be keeping him around a little bit longer.

On Saturday morning, the Sox announced they’ve signed Refsnyder, 32, to a one-year contract extension with a team option for a second year in 2025. According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, the deal will pay Refsnyder $1.85 million in 2024 and $2 million in 2025.

  • Refsnyder first signed with the Red Sox in 2022 on a minor league deal. He was promoted to the major league roster shortly after spring training, and went on to hit .307 in 57 games that season. This year, he’s played in 33 games as a platoon outfielder slashing .284/.408/.383.

    Prior to joining the Red Sox, Refsnyder played six MLB seasons with five different organizations. He was originally drafted by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 2012 MLB Draft.

    After getting rained out on Friday night, Refsnyder and the Red Sox return to action for a busy day on Saturday. They have a scheduled doubleheader with the first place Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park, with games at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET.

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