Despite the fact that the majority in the baseball union hoped that the Red Sox retain their great insignia, Xander Bogartsvia a new free agent contract, the offer from Boston’s front office didn’t turn out to be attractive enough for the star shortstop.
Therefore, Bogaerts decided to accept an agreement with the Padres to play with San Diego for the next 11 seasons in exchange for US$280 million. A week after making the agreement official, the agent of the new shortstop of the Friars, Scott Borashinted that the poor offer made by the red sox had a lot to do with the abilities you see in the super prospect and also shortstop Marcelo Mayer.
According to Boras, the Red Sox see Mayer as the next big star at shortstop. However, the 20-year-old Californian and MLB’s No. 14 prospect would still have a ways to go before being considered for the Major League roster.
Mayer has played two seasons in the minor leagues for Boston. In 2021 he tried his luck in the Florida Complex League, while this year he had the opportunity to compete in Class A (Salem) and Class A + (Greenville Drive).
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