July 30, 2021

Didi Gregorius signing with Phillies after Yankees snub (New York Post)

Didi Gregorius is reuniting with Joe Girardi in Philadelphia.

The former Yankees shortstop, whom the club declined to extend a qualifying offer this winter, is headed to the Phillies, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported Tuesday. 

The terms of the contract are not yet known.

Gregorius’ value dipped after he struggled last season following his return from Tommy John surgery, and the Yankees decided to move on from him.

The 29-year-old hit 16 home runs and slashed .238/.276/.441 in 82 games last season.

It was largely speculated Gregorius would end up with Girardi, whom he played under for three seasons in the Bronx.

Girardi was named manager of the Phillies this offseason, and recently fawned over Gregorius.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Didi and what he’s been able to accomplish,” Girardi told reporters last week. “You have to remember, I got him when he first came over and he was replacing a legend [in Derek Jeter] and how difficult that was, and to see the growth that he made was really pleasing to me.”

Read “Didi Gregorius signing with Phillies after Yankees snub” at New York Post