Former New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is joining former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi in the City of Brotherly Love. It's a match made in heaven for Philly.
According to the latest reports from the MLB Winter Meetings, the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a deal with Gregorius.
This was previously speculated during the offseason, but it appears the race is over. The Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds were also rumored to be in the running, but with the Phils going for it all, it's likely the two NL Central clubs were out-bid.
Expect a bounce-back season from Didi, too. He missed part of 2019 as he recovered from Tommy John surgery he underwent in the offseason and never really hit his stride. That probably explains why he signed a one-year deal with the Phils.
The man who came to the Bronx to fill Derek Jeter's cleats did an admirable job, and now the next chapter of his MLB career is ready to begin.