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Phillies re-sign Didi Gregorius to two-year deal

The Phillies have retained some depth with the free agent shortstop.

Didi Gregorius #18 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on during the fourth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on September 27, 2020 in St Petersburg, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Phillies have re-signed Didi Gregorius, taking the star shortstop off the free agency market. Gregorius is signing a two-year contract worth $28 million.

This offseason, the Phillies had two objectives that they needed to complete: re-sign J.T. Realmuto and re-sign Didi Gregorius. They were able to get both things done in a matter of days. Gregorius is back with Philadelphia after signing a one-year prove-it deal with the franchise last offseason.

The veteran infielder was one of the Phillies’ best offensive player, slashing .284/.339/.488 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI. Gregorius will be back at shortstop, while Jean Segura will be manning second base. Shockingly, he was the only shortstop on the free-agent market to land a multi-year deal. Along with the Phillies, the Cincinnati Reds expressed interest in the 30-year-old shortstop.

Didi Gregorius came up in the Reds system and played one season professionally with the team prior to being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gregorius played with the Yankees for five seasons before signing a one-year deal with the Phillies for the 2020 season.