BOSTON — The Boston Red Sox have signed outfielder Hunter Renfroe to a one-year deal for $3.1 million.
A first-round pick by the Padres in 2013, Renfroe batted .228 with 97 home runs and 226 RBIs over five seasons with San Diego and Tampa Bay. He hit 25 or more homers in three straight seasons for the Padres before struggling with the Rays in the pandemic-shortened season, batting .156 with eight homers and 22 RBIs in 42 games.
Renfroe homered twice in the postseason, including once in the World Series, and drove in seven runs. He went 4-for-23 (.174) and struck out 11 times.
In three games at Fenway Park over his career, he is 4-for-11 with two homers runs and five RBIs.
Renfroe turns 29 next month. He can make up to $500,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances, topping at 500.