Red Sox, Andrew Benintendi agree to 2-year deal

Rob Bradford
February 08, 2020 - 7:33 pm
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It's not exactly the news most Red Sox followers were on pins and needles for, but it's something.

The Red Sox announced they have agreed to terms with Andrew Benintendi on a two-year contract. The deal is worth $10 million and allows the outfielder to avoid going to an arbitration case this month while also buying out his second year of arbitration next offseason. He will be paid $3.3 million in 2020 and $6.6 million in 2021, per MLB.com.

The 25-year-old had somewhat of a down season in 2019, hitting .266 with a .774 OPS and 13 homers. During the Red Sox' championship season in 2018 Benintendi managed his best campaign, hitting .290 with an .830 OPS and 16 homers in 148 games.

Benintendi noted at the end of last season that his plan was to come into camp in 2020 lighter and more athletic after prioritizing power heading into 2019.