The Red Sox introduced their newest acquisition — Carl Crawford — to the media and more importantly, all of Red Sox Nation on Saturday morning in a news conference at Fenway Park.
The former Tampa Bay outfielder made his move to the northeast official by donning his brand new Red Sox hat and home jersey.
Crawford is expected to roam left field for the Sox, a position that has been held by some legends of the game in Boston's storied history.
"Hopefully I can go down as one of the best-left fielders to play here, that's definitely one of my goals," Crawford said.
The Red Sox haven't officially announced the terms of the contract yet, but it is rumored to be a seven-year deal worth $142 million.
The four-time AL All-Star is coming off what was likely the best season of his career. Crawford won both a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger while setting career highs with 19 home runs, 90 RBIs and 110 runs scored. Crawford is also averaging 50 steals per season in his eight full major-league seasons.
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