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Jeff Passan of ESPN reports the Red Sox are signing OF Hunter Renfroe to a one-year contract.
Renfroe was released by the Rays earlier this offseason. He'll likely serve as a platoon hitter in Boston with most of his starts coming against lefties. Renfroe posted a weak .645 OPS during the shortened 2020 campaign, but he smacked 33 homers as recently as 2019. He is best viewed as a DFS option rather than an asset in season-long fantasy baseball leagues.
Hunter Renfroe, who was designated for assignment on November 20th, has cleared waivers and is now officially a free agent.
Renfroe struggled in 2020 as a member of the Rays when he slashed .156/.252/.393 with eight home runs and 22 RBI. He's still just 28-years old and has some pop in his bat so he shouldn't have any trouble finding a new home this offseason.
Hunter Renfroe has been designated for assignment along with Brian O'Grady by the Rays.
The Rays added outfielder Josh Lowe, RHP Drew Strotman, and infielder Taylor Walls in corresponding moves. On the surface this looks like a surprising move but Renfroe had a disappointing 2020 with a .156/.252/.393 batting line to go along with eight home runs and 22 RBI across 122 at-bats with the Rays. He's likely to sign with a new team and compete for a roster spot in the spring.
Hunter Renfroe went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Saturday's 8-7 win over the Dodgers in Game 4 of the World Series.
Renfroe took Julio Urias deep in the fifth inning to cut into the Dodgers lead 3-2. It was his second long ball of the post season. Renfroe has struggled most of the playoffs, hitting .190 (4-for-21) with two homers and seven RBI over 18 games.
Hunter Renfroe went 1-for-2 with a two-run double during Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS.
Renfroe pinch hit for Michael Perez in the sixth inning and smacked a two-run double to give the Rays a 5-1 lead. He has made the most of his limited opportunities, driving in six runs over 12 at-bats in the 2020 playoffs. Renfroe is hitting .167 (2-for-12) with one home run and six RBI this postseason.