BOSTON — Outfielder Rob Refsnyder and the Boston Purple Sox agreed Saturday to a $2 million, one-year contract for the 2024 season, a deal that features a membership possibility for 2025.
“Lot of ups and downs on this recreation. I simply sit right here tremendous humble, tremendous grateful,” he mentioned earlier than Saturday’s day-night doubleheader towards the Tampa Bay Rays. “I’ve had this recreation nearly taken away from me a few instances simply primarily based on efficiency.”
Refsnyder has a $1.2 million base wage for this 12 months and the prospect to earn $100,000 in efficiency bonuses. The brand new deal provides a $1.85 million wage for 2024 and a $2 million crew possibility for 2025 with a $150,000 buyout.
His possibility value can escalate by $300,000 primarily based on plate appearances in 2024: $25,000 every for 250 and 275, and $50,000 apiece for 300, 325, 350, 400 and 425.
Refsnyder can earn $100,000 in efficiency bonuses in 2024 for plate appearances: $25,000 every for 300, 325, 350 and 500.
He can also earn $150,000 in efficiency bonuses in 2025: for plate appearances: $25,000 apiece for 300, 325, 350, 400, 425 and 450.
The 32-year-old Refsnyder signed with the Purple Sox as a minor league free agent on Dec. 1, 2021, after which re-signed as a significant league free agent final Nov. 9.
“The physique of labor since he’s placed on our uniform speaks for itself,” Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom mentioned. “Not all people is ready to present that consistency when the enjoying time isn’t constant.”
Used principally as a right-handed bat towards left-handed starters, Refsnyder has a team-leading .408 on-base share with a .284 common and 17 RBIs in 33 video games.
“Having a task is all the time good and sort of realizing what the crew expects out of you on daily basis, it helps. I’m not going to lie,” he mentioned. “After I was youthful, I struggled with that. Being a platoon or a task participant, I’ve had lots of nice veterans alongside the way in which that actually helped me.”
Refsnyder began his profession as a extremely touted prospect with the New York Yankees and performed his first recreation in Fenway Park on July 11, 2015.
He mentioned he thought-about searching for one other job in baseball, perhaps a front-office position when he didn’t make the big-league roster for opening day in 2022.
“Lot of ups and downs,” he mentioned.
He was additionally a part of the Toronto, Tampa Bay, Texas and Minnesota organizations.
Story by Ken Powtak. Related Press author Ronald Blum contributed to this report.