Xander Bogaerts Agrees to 11-Year Deal With Padres

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts in 2019
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts in 2019. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock (10376510ab)

Xander Bogaerts has agreed to an 11-year, $280 million contract with the San Diego Padres, sources confirmed on Wednesday. This deal sees Bogaerts leave the Boston Red Sox, his only team to date, after a decade-long tenure.

Bogaerts won two World Series titles and was named to four All-Star teams before deciding to leave the Red Sox with three years remaining on his contract. His high point came in 2022 when he hit .307/.377/.456 with 15 home runs and 73 RBIs in 150 games.

San Diego has been highly active on the market recently, adding Juan Soto, Manny Machado, and Fernando Tatis Jr in addition to Bogaerts. Machado was signed to a 10-year, $300 million free-agent contract in 2019, while Tatis received a 14-year, $340 million extension two years later.

Established in 1969, the Padres are yet to win a World Series title. They last made the World Series in 1998 and are looking to repeat this feat by further bolstering their already star-studded lineup.