Alex Verdugo turned one of many few gamers in MLB historical past to go straight from the Boston Crimson Sox to the New York Yankees or vice versa, in a transfer that stunned many because of the fierce rivalry between the 2 groups through the years.
The reality is that Verdugo turned in opposition to his former followers after some statements he made in a digital press convention. He particularly talked about his relationship with Alex Cora and the way he didn’t like sure issues about how he manages his gamers, and the way ‘excited’ he was to work with Aaron Boone.
A type of who did not take too kindly to Verdugo’s feedback was former pitcher Jonathan Papelbon, who was Alex Cora’s Crimson Sox teammate and received two World Sequence with the group.
Papelbon tweeted that he wasn’t pleased with what Verdugo stated, and even referred to as him ‘a b****’.
“Verdugo I imply Vertigo is a b****. Cora has his gamers and teammates backs greater than anybody within the sport. You aired your self out by being late, lazy and unproductive. If I performed for Cora I am drilling this b****, simply saying,” stated Papelbon.
Will he get higher in New York?
In the course of the 2023 season, Verdugo hit .264 with 13 residence runs, 54 RBIs and a .745 OPS in his fourth 12 months with Boston. He was a Golden Glove finalist, had 12 assists from the outfield and had +9 DRS.
Verdugo got here to Boston as a part of the commerce for Mookie Betts in 2020, then one of many prime prospects within the Los Angeles Dodgers farm system.