6-Year Veteran Utilityman Opts Out Of Contract With Boston Red Sox

Utility player Niko Goodrum has decided to exercise his right to opt out of his minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox, making him a free agent.

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, the 31-year-old has showcased his versatility on the field throughout his career, having played for the Minnesota Twins, Detroit Tigers, and Houston Astros since his debut in 2017.

Goodrum recently demonstrated his skills while playing for Triple-A Worcester, where he put up impressive numbers.

In 65 games, he recorded a batting average of .280, with 61 hits, eight home runs, and 36 RBI. His strong on-base percentage of .448 further highlights his ability to get on base consistently. With his versatility to play multiple positions, Goodrum has proven to be a valuable asset.

Although the Red Sox have chosen not to add him to their major league roster, Goodrum's solid performance is likely to attract interest from other MLB teams in search of a versatile player.

While the specifics of his future plans are unknown, it is clear that he possesses the skills and contributions that make him a desirable addition to any team willing to give him an opportunity.

Over his six-year career, the 31-year-old holds a .226/.299/.389 triple-slash line, with 42 home runs, 152 RBIs, 46 stolen bases, and 173 runs scored across 402 games played. Photo Credit:  Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports