World Series MVP Steve Pearce stays with Red Sox for $6.25M

Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce right hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. The Red Sox have re-signed Pearce

Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce right hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. The Red Sox have re-signed Pearce

Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts was named American League MVP Thursday night, and while he soaked in the moment with his family - including a newborn daughter - many teammates and other athletes took to social media to congratulate him. The deal reportedly is worth $6.25 million, as first reported by Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan and later confirmed by NBC Sports Boston's Evan Drellich.

Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal he agreed to with Toronto in December 2016. He earned an additional $150,000 bonus for his selection as World Series MVP.

Pearce, 35, split the 2018 regular season between the Blue Jays and Red Sox, combining to hit.284 with an.890 OPS, 11 home runs, and 42 RBI in 76 games.

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"We're thrilled to have Steve back with us for another year as we think he's a great fit for our club", Dombrowski told reporters Friday afternoon. "He also provides good depth and balance from the right side for us". None was more vital than his eighth-inning home run off Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen that tied Game 4, though the pair he hit in Game 5 - a two-run first-inning shot off Clayton Kershaw and an eighth-inning dagger against Pedro Báez - were momentous, too. Instead, he hit.289/.426/.658 in 47 plate appearances, with four home runs.

In 2019, the club will get a full six plus perhaps a seventh month of service from the popular and productive Pearce, who will speak about his signing on Monday. Dave Lundquist will be the assistant pitching coach. Paco Figueroa will serve as major league outfield/baserunning coach. The 35-year-old Elias replaces executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duqette, who was sacked with manager Buck Showalter in October after Baltimore's awful 47-115 season.

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