Red Sox Agree to six-year contract with infielder Trevor Story

Club designates outfielder Jeisson Rosario for assignment

March 23rd, 2022

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today signed infielder Trevor Story to a six-year contract through the 2027 season, with a club option for 2028. To make room for Story on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated outfielder Jeisson Rosario for assignment.

The Red Sox’ 40-man roster is now at 40.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Story, 29, was named a National League All-Star in 2018 and 2019, winning the Silver Slugger Award at shortstop in each season. He finished in the top 12 in NL Most Valuable Player voting in three consecutive years from 2018-20, including a career-best eighth in 2018. In 745 games for the Colorado Rockies (2016-21), the right-handed hitter has batted .272 (768-for-2,822) with 158 home runs, 450 RBI, 100 stolen bases, and an .863 OPS. Among active major leaguers with at least 500 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers, he ranks first in slugging percentage (.621) and third in OPS (1.002) while batting .308 (242-for-786).

In 142 games for the Rockies last season, Story batted .251 (132-for-526) with an .801 OPS, 24 home runs, 75 RBI, and 20 stolen bases. The Texas native has hit at least 20 home runs in each of his five 162-game seasons and stolen at least 20 bases three times. He is one of only two players to hit at least 20 home runs and steal at least 20 bases in each of the last three 162-game seasons (2018-19, ’21), joining Cleveland’s José Ramírez. In 2018, he became the first shortstop in major league history to record at least 40 doubles, 30 home runs, and 25 stolen bases in a season. Story joins Alex Rodriguez as the only shortstops ever to hit at least 30 home runs and steal 20 bases in multiple seasons.

Originally selected by the Rockies in first round (45th overall) of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of Irving (TX) High School, Story totaled six home runs in his first four major league games in 2016 and went on to finish fourth in Rookie of the Year voting. According to FanGraphs, his 69 defensive runs saved from 2016-21 ranked third among major leaguers at shortstop, trailing only Andrelton Simmons (99) and Nick Ahmed (73). In five career Postseason games, Story is 7-for-22 (.318) with two doubles and one home run.

Rosario, 22, hit .232 (80-for-345) in 98 games for Double-A Portland in 2021, making 78 starts in center field and 18 in right field and recording six outfield assists. The left-handed hitter led Portland in games played, walks (50), and stolen bases (11). Originally signed by the San Diego Padres in 2016 as an international free agent, the native of the Dominican Republic has hit .256 (358-for-1,398) with 225 runs scored in 387 games between the Padres (2017-20) and Red Sox (2020-21) systems.


Pitchers (24): Matt Barnes, Eduard Bazardo, Brayan Bello, Ryan Brasier, Kutter Crawford, Austin Davis, Jake Diekman, Nathan Eovaldi, Jay Groome, Darwinzon Hernandez, Rich Hill, Tanner Houck, Bryan Mata, Nick Pivetta, Chris Sale, Hirokazu Sawamura, Connor Seabold, Matt Strahm, Josh Taylor, Kyle Tyler, Phillips Valdez, Michael Wacha, Garrett Whitlock, Josh Winckowski

Catchers (4): Ronaldo Hernández, Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong

Infielders (7): Jonathan Araúz, Christian Arroyo, Xander Bogaerts, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Jeter Downs, Trevor Story

Outfielders (4): Jackie Bradley Jr., Jarren Duran, J.D. Martinez, Alex Verdugo

Infielder/Outfielders (1): Kiké Hernández


Pitchers (1): James Paxton


PITCHERS (14): Silvino Bracho, Taylor Cole, Tyler Danish, Michael Feliz, Durbin Feltman, Darin Gillies, Geoff Hartlieb, Derek Holland, Brian Keller, Zack Kelly, Chris Murphy, Kaleb Ort, Hansel Robles, John Schreiber

CATCHERS (3): Roldani Baldwin, Kole Cottam, Deivy Grullón

INFIELDERS (7): Triston Casas, Ryan Fitzgerald, David Hamilton, Christian Koss, Roberto Ramos, Yolmer Sánchez, Travis Shaw

OUTFIELDERS (3): Franchy Cordero, Rob Refsnyder, Christin Stewart