The Padres are adding another star to a lineup already loaded with them.
San Diego agreed to terms with Xander Bogaerts on an 11-year, $280 million contract Wednesday night. This was first reported by The Post’s John Heyman. The deal includes a no-trade clause.
The perennial All-Star joins a team that reached the NLCS — and already includes Manny Machado, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr. — after he serves a PED suspension.
The Padres passed on Trea Turner and then showed they’re willing to add another monster deal in a last-ditch effort to sign Aaron Judge. It now leaves the Red Sox with a hole at shortstop with Dansby Swanson and Carlos Correa still available at the top end of the market.
Bogaerts, 30, hit .307 with 15 home runs, 73 RBIs and an .833 OPS in 150 games last season for Boston, where he won two World Series in 2013 and 2018.
Aruba native Bogaerts opted out of his six-year, $120 million contract with Boston after the season ended. The four-time All-Star forfeited $20 million in salary for each of the next three years.
Bogaerts hit .292 with 156 homers and 683 RBI in 10 big league seasons — all with Boston. He had his best major league season in 2019, hitting .309 with a career-best 33 homers and 117 RBI. In 2018, he had 23 homers and 103 RBI.
In 44 postseason games, Bogaerts batted .231 with five homers and 16 RBI.
– with AP