The Red Sox could be without Kyle Schwarber for their 2022 campaign.
The slugger declined his $11.5 million option for next season, as he’ll become a free agent according to several reports (MassLive, The Associated Press). However, the outfielder-turned-first baseman would “love to” stay in Boston — Schwarber says the Sox have a “World Series Clubhouse.”
Across 41 games with Boston after being acquired by the team at the trade deadline from the Washington Nationals, Schwarber hit .291/.345/.522, slugging seven homers to go along with 34 runs, 18 RBI, an elite walk rate of 19.6% while he posted a 161 wRC+.
Boston signing the 28-year-old to a new deal is very much a possibility, but clearly, he wants more than just $11.5 million.
(Photo Of Kyle Schwarber By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald)