This move will prevent Bogaerts from testing free agency next winter, as his previous contract was up at the end of the 2019 campaign. Bogaerts has been a steady offensive piece in the middle of the Red Sox lineup over the past few seasons, including last year's World Series run. He finished last season with a .288 average to go along with 23 home runs and 103 RBIs, both career highs. That helped him overcome a down 2017 season, but he did struggle in the Postseason, going 3-for-22 in the World Series, despite his team winning the Fall Classic over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
So far this season, the shortstop is 2-for-12 with a home run, as the Red Sox fell to the Mariners, 10-8, on Sunday at T-Mobile Park to drop to 1-3 on the young season. Bogaerts has now won two World Series with the Red Sox, while also making one All-Star team and being a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Once they make this contract official, Boston will continue their road trip on Monday night against the Oakland Athletics.