The Red Sox may have escaped with their lives after the alarming Xander Bogaerts Padres stat

The San Diego Padres signing shortstop Xander Bogaerts, who was previously with the Boston Red Sox. The Padres’ offer appears to be too good to refuse for Bogaerts. After all, it’s for 11 years and is valued at $280 million.

Xander Bogaerts has signed a contract with the San Diego Padres

Xander Bogaerts

Once signed and finalized, the contract will be the longest ever inked in the majors by a player over the age of 30.

Bogaerts is still clearly in his prime. In his final season with the Red Sox in 2022, the Aruban infielder hit.307/.377/.456 with an.833 OPS and 131 OPS+. He was also named to his second All-Star team in a row, and fourth overall.

Bogaerts debuted in the major leagues in 2014, spending his first ten seasons with the Red Sox.

The Red Sox signed Bogaerts to a six-year, $120 million contract in 2019, but he declined the three-year, $60 million player option last November, believing he could get a much better deal in free agency. He just received it from the Padres.

However, because the contract is 11 years long, it may not age well, especially when it comes to the back nine stretches, when Bogaerts is closer to 40 than he is to 30. Regardless, the Padres are getting a spectacular player to add to their already-stacked batting order.

Manny Machado, Juan Soto, and Fernando Tatis Jr. are still on the Padres’ roster. When all of those guys are healthy, the Padres will be a pitcher’s nightmare.