July 23, 2021

Didi Gregorious says his Yankees goodbye (New York Post)

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.

Read “Didi Gregorious says his Yankees goodbye” at New York Post