MLB free agency news: Red Sox agree to 1-year deal with 1B Steve Pearce

The Red Sox are bringing back the World Series MVP.

Boston announced Friday it has agreed to a one-year deal with first baseman Steve Pearce.

The #RedSox today signed first baseman Steve Pearce to a one-year contract through the 2019 season.

According to Yahoo Sports, the deal is worth $6.25 million.

The Red Sox acquired Pearce in a trade with the Blue Jays at the deadline and he instantly provided a spark to Boston’s lineup, especially against left-handed pitching.

Pearce batted .279 with seven home runs and 26 RBIs for Boston in 50 games after the trade. He hit .302 with a .433 on-base percentage against lefties.

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Where Pearce really made his money though was in the playoffs and World Series.

The 35-year-old veteran batted .289 with four home runs and 11 RBIs in the postseason. He hit three of those home runs and drove in eight of those runs in the World Series alone and was named the MVP.

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