The Red Sox waited for the first wave of free agency to end before making their big move of signing Trevor Story to a six-year deal worth $140 million. Boston's fan base will love hearing what the two-time All-Star had to say about moving from shortstop to second base when out on the field.
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Story mentioned the transition is certainly going to be different, but he is ready for it. The 29-year-old has never started a major league game at second. Of course, he has spent time at the position in the minor leagues and occasionally during shifts with the Colorado Rockies across six MLB seasons.
The reason Story has to switch from his natural position of shortstop is simply due to the fact that All-Star Xander Bogaerts is on the roster. Bogaerts has started over 1,000 games for the Red Sox at SS and has posted a fielding percentage above .970 in each of the last four seasons.
Boston fans' patience paid off in the offseason as Story's bat will be a welcome addition to the lineup. The two-time silver slugger owns a career slash line of .272/.340/.523 and has smacked at least 24 home runs in all five of his full seasons. Story is also coming off a year in which he stole 20 bases.
Making it to the playoffs is going to be no easy task for the Red Sox, which makes the addition of Story that much more impactful. Boston currently has fourth-best odds to win the AL East division at +550 and odds set at +1600 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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