The Boston Red Sox might have to find a new deal for all-star shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

Joon Lee of ESPN wrote (article link) that Bogaerts could potentially opt out of his contract after next season, but, would like to end his career in Boston — which would be on a new deal.

“The Red Sox also face a looming crossroads with Bogaerts, who can opt out of the final three years of his six-year, $120 million contract at the end of 2022,” wrote Lee.
“According to sources close to Bogaerts, the shortstop currently plans on opting out of the contract after 2022, but hopes to remain in Boston and finish his career with the Red Sox. The three-time All-Star shortstop is also open to moving to second or third base down the road.”

Bogaerts has been a part of two championships with Boston. The Sox are coming off of an ALCS elimination to the Astros.

(Photo of Xander Bogaerts by Jim Davis/Boston Globe)

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