BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox yesterday agreed to terms with outfielder Rob Refsnyder on a one-year contract for the 2023 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration.
In addition, the mutual option between the Red Sox and outfielder Tommy Pham was declined by both parties. Pham is now a free agent.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Refsnyder, 31, hit .307 (47-for-153) with an .881 OPS, 17 extra-base hits, and 21 RBI in 57 games for Boston last season while making 16 starts in right field, 13 in center field, and two in left field. The right-handed hitter set career highs during 2022 in batting average, on-base percentage (.384), OPS, hits, doubles (11), home runs (6), RBI, and FanGraphs WAR (1.3). Among American League players with at least 50 plate appearances against left-handed pitchers in 2022, Refsnyder ranked fifth in batting average (.359) and seventh in OPS (1.005).
Originally selected by the New York Yankees in the fifth round of the 2012 June Draft out of the University of Arizona, Refsnyder has played in 289 games for the Yankees (2015-17), Toronto Blue Jays (2017), Tampa Bay Rays (2018), Texas Rangers (2020), Minnesota Twins (2021), and Red Sox (2022).
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Infielders (7): Triston Casas, Yu Chang, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Jeter Downs, Eric Hosmer, Trevor Story
Outfielders (3): Jarren Duran, Rob Refsnyder, Alex Verdugo
Infielder/Outfielders (2): Christian Arroyo, Kiké Hernández
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