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  • World Series MVP Pearce stays with Red Sox for $6.25M

, FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2018, file photo, Boston Red Sox's Steve Pearce, right, hits a home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning in Game 5 of the World Series baseball game in Los Angeles. The Red Sox have re-signed Pearce to a one-year deal worth $6.25 million. Boston announced the agreement on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

16 of November 2018 23:23:46

BOSTON (AP) — World Series MVP Steve Pearce is staying with the Red Sox.

Boston and the first baseman agreed Friday to a $6.25 million, one-year contract.

Pearce was a free agent after completing a $12.5 million, two-year deal he agreed to with Toronto in December 2016. He earned an additional $150,000 bonus for his selection as World Series MVP. His new deal also includes award bonuses.

A major league nomad of 12 teams, the 35-year-old was traded to Boston in late June. He played 50 games for the Red Sox, hitting five home runs against the New York Yankees, including three on Aug. 2.

He made his biggest impact in the postseason, batting .289 with four home runs and 11 RBIs. He had a home run in Game 4 of the World Series and two more in the Game 5 finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He reached base in each of his 12 postseason games.

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