Didi Gregorius parted with the Yankees upon agreeing to a one-year, $14 million deal with the Phillies on Tuesday.
On Friday, the shortstop went to Twitter to say goodbye after five years in The Bronx:
“I want to thank the New York Yankees organization for the awesome 5 season i had there and for letting me grow into myself and be around great group of guys … and to the fans thanks for the boo’s and the cheers and push me to be better. Much love.”
Gregorius’ deal with Philadelphia became official on Friday after the 29-year-old didn’t receive the $17.8 million qualifying offer from the Yankees.
In an apparent no-win situation replacing Derek Jeter, Gregorius became one of the team’s most popular players, arriving after back-to-back seasons falling short of the playoffs and helping the Yankees reach the postseason four times, while hitting .269 with 97 homers and 360 RBIs.