Kyle Schwarber leaves the Red Sox and signs with the Phillies

ANDthe period of Kyle Schwarber in Boston he lasted only half a season. the slugger signed Wednesday with the Philadelphia Philliesaccording to multiple reports, returning to the National League, where he played the first 6 1/2 years of his career.

Schwarber came to the Red Sox after being traded by the Washington Nationals, with whom he hit 25 home runs in 72 games. In 41 games with Boston, he hit .291 and left behind the reputation of only hitting home runs, having a .957 OPS, with 7 home runs, helping the team win the American League East Division pennant, reaching the Championship Series, in which they lost to Houston.

The Phillies add more power to a lineup that features the 2021 MVP, Bryce Harperin addition to JT Realmuto, Rhys Hoskins, and Jean Segura. Schwarber adds versatility, since he has experience as an outfielder and catcher, but in Boston he played first base.

Schwarber made his Major League debut with the Cubs in 2015, with whom he won the World Series in 2016. recovering from a knee injury to participate in the Fall Classic, hitting .412 and always being remembered in Chicago, a team that did not keep him after a 2020 in which he hit just .188, before getting back into shape in Washington and then in Boston.

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