If reports are to be believed, Sir Didi will likely be hitting dingers in the Bronx for years to come.
The Yankees unsurprisingly have reported interest in signing stud shortstop Didi Gregorius to a contract extension this offseason, per MLB insider Jon Heyman.
Many new names for Mets GM search as mets don’t seem certain what to emphasize (it runs the gamut from the very veteran Doug Melvin to very young mike Elias) https://t.co/u1Ipcw0kKN— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) August 18, 2018
Gregorius was acquired by the Yankees in the three-team trade that sent pitcher Shane Greene to the Detroit Tigers in December 2014. In his four years since joining the Yankees, Gregorius has hit .274 and has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the last three seasons while providing excellent defense at shortstop.
In 118 games so far in 2018, Gregorius has hit .270 with 10 stolen bases, 22 home runs, 74 RBI, and an .816 OPS. Even with an abundance of prospects ready to take his place, Gregorius has solidified himself as a steady presence in the heart of the Yankees lineup whose production would certainly be tough to replace.
My name's Didi Gregorius. At home they call me Didi. I hit dingers.— Eric Patetta (@EPatetta) August 12, 2018
Even though Gregorius is looking at a stint on the disabled list with a bruised heel, he's still a significant part of the Yankees future. Gregorius is under team control for one more year before becoming eligible for free agency in the 2019-20 offseason.