The market for Didi Gregorius continues to take shape as the MLB Winter Meetings get under way in San Diego.
MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported Monday on Twitter that the free-agent Yankees shortstop “seems likely” to receive $14 million to $15 million on a multiyear deal, “which may price out (the) Reds, who like him but are covered there with (Freddy) Galvis, in case. Phillies, others thought to be in.”
The Phillies, who didn’t tender contracts to infielders Cesar Hernandez and Maikel Franco, seem to be the most logical fit for Gregorius, especially with former Yankees skipper Joe Girardi as their new manager.
“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.
“He’s a real character guy and he’s a real hard worker that is a really important clubhouse presence. I felt that he was important to the clubhouse in New York in what he brought every day.”
Gregorius started his career with the Reds,…