Before he signed his massive contract with the Boston Red Sox, Trevor Story almost didn’t make his way to Fenway Park because he was unvaccinated.
The Boston Red Sox made a monster splash recently, as the team inked star infielder Trevor Story to his six-year, $140 million contract. The news broke hearts all over New York, as the Red Sox landed a true standout.
However, it looks like things almost didn’t go through at the last minute. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, his sources told him that the deal nearly fell through all together because Story didn’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Trevor Story will move to second base for the Boston Red Sox
Story changed his mind and agreed to get vaccinated. After that decision came in, things got finalized with the Red Sox and Story’s $140 million deal was locked in place, which fired up Red Sox fans.
“It’s a very personal matter,” Story told Passan on the COVID vaccine. “Decisions like that are kept between me and my family. But with that being said, I’ll be available for my teammates 162-plus. That’s the main part.”
With Story now proudly donning a Boston jersey, he’ll also have a new position this spring. While he’s been one of the finest shortstops in the game, Story will be moving to second base for Boston. He was a popular target in free agency, with Passan reporting the Mariners, Rangers and others were trying to snatch him up before the Red Sox did.
Boston was able to get things over the finish line and with Story getting vaccinated, it looks like there’s been a happy ending for both sides. Things will only get better here if Story can help bring home another World Series title to Fenway Park.