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2023 Batting

Batting Average
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
On-base Plus Slugging
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .400 0 0 1.200 0

Top Alex Verdugo News

  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Two hits in opener

    Verdugo went 2-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored in Thursday's 10-9 loss to the Orioloes.

    Verdugo batted leadoff and helped erase an early 1-0 deficit with a triple to open the bottom half of the first inning. He's expected to bat leadoff whenever the Red Sox face a right-hander.

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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: In leadoff spot for opener

    Verdugo is starting at leadoff at playing right field for the Red Sox on Thursday versus the Orioles, Rob Bradford of reports.

    Triston Casas has also been mentioned by manager Alex Cora as a possible option at leadoff against right-handers, but Verdugo will get the first crack at it. Casas is batting sixth versus Kyle Gibson.

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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: In mix at leadoff versus righties

    Verdugo and Triston Casas will both be used in the leadoff spot versus right-handed pitching this season, Red Sox manager Alex Cora told Ian Browne of on Friday.

    Cora plans to "mix and match" in the leadoff spot, at least initially, until someone shows they can handle it regularly. Enrique Hernandez and Christian Arroyo will get looks in the leadoff spot versus left-handers. Whoever is batting leadoff that particular day will be followed by Rafael Devers, Justin Turner and Masataka Yoshida.

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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: May run more in 2023

    Boston manager Alex Cora mentioned Verdugo and Enrique Hernandez as players he'd like to see steal more bases this season, Chris Cotillo of reports.

    With the addition of bigger bases -- the distance between bases is reduced by four-and-a-half inches -- along with a new limit on the number of pickoff attempts per batter, Cora is hoping the Red Sox can take advantage. Verdugo stole one base (but was caught three times) in 2022 and swiped six the previous year. The manager plans to have his staff emphasize certain baserunning techniques to improve the team's production in that category. Boston ranked next-to-last in 2021 with 40 steals and 26th last season with 52. Cora also wants to be careful not to get too reckless at Fenway Park, a venue that has historically boosted offense and made baserunners more valuable.

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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Settles with Boston

    Verdugo agreed to a one-year, $6.3 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday to avoid arbitration, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Verdugo had a .280/.328/.405 slash line with 11 home runs and 74 RBI in 152 games for Boston last season. He's entering his penultimate season before becoming eligible for free agency in 2025.

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  • Red Sox's Alex Verdugo: Takes seat Sunday

    Verdugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.

    Verdugo has an .860 OPS with two home runs, four doubles and eight RBI over his past 11 contests and will step out of the lineup for Sunday's game. Abraham Almonte will take over in right field for the series finale at Toronto.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 209 lbs
Birthplace: Tucson, AZ
Age: 26
Experience: 4
Bats/Throws: L, L