Gregorius agreed to a one-year, $14 million deal with the Phillies on Tuesday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Gregorius will link up with his former manager Joe Girardi in Philadelphia. The 29-year-old's first partial season following Tommy John surgery wasn't particularly encouraging, as he posted a .238/.276/.441 slash line in 82 games, but the Phillies will be quite happy if he can recreate something close to his .277/.326/.486 line from the two seasons prior to the injury. The signing likely means Jean Segura will shift to second base.
Gregorius did not receive a qualifying offer from the Yankees ahead of Monday's deadline, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports. Gregorius was certainly a candidate for the one-year, $17.8 million offer, though his struggles in 2019, where he posted a .238/.276/.441 line in 82 games after returning from Tommy John surgery, made that far from a formality. He can still return to the Yankees, though he won't have to worry about a draft-pick penalty hurting other teams' interest in him.
Gregorius went 1-for-4 with a three-RBI double in Saturday's 9-4 loss to the Rangers. Gregorius saved his best for last, as the Yankees' biggest hit of the night came from the shortstop's bat in the ninth inning. Unfortunately, it was far too late to change the outcome of the game. Gregorius has struggled with 16 homers, 61 RBI and 47 runs scored while slashing .240/.279/.445 in 81 games this season.
Gregorius is not starting Friday against the Rangers. Gregorius owns a poor .147/.237/.176 slash line over his last nine games. Gleyber Torres slides to shortstop in his absence.
Gregorius is not in Sunday's lineup against the Blue Jays. Gregorius has started each of the team's past six games but will hit the bench Sunday in the team's series finale against the Blue Jays. Tyler Wade will take over at shortstop and bat ninth.