AL East Team "Likes" Reunion With Free Agent Tommy Pham

The Boston Red Sox's interest in outfielder Tommy Pham has been a topic of recent discussion in the MLB community.

Pham, who previously played 53 games for the Red Sox in the 2022 season after being traded from the Cincinnati Reds, became a free agent when both he and the Red Sox declined a $12 million mutual option on his contract, leading to a $1.5 million buyout​.

Despite his moderate performance during his stint with the Red Sox, where he had a batting average of .234 with six home runs and 24 RBIs, the Red Sox are reportedly exploring the possibility of reuniting with Pham​.

Pham's performance improved significantly after his time with the Red Sox, particularly during his tenure with the New York Mets and then the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Over 129 games in the last season, he managed to raise his stock by achieving a batting average of .256 with 16 home runs, 27 doubles, three triples, 68 RBI, and 22 stolen bases​.

This enhanced performance has potentially made him an attractive option for the Red Sox as they look to bolster their lineup.

Considering the Red Sox's current position and their need for impactful additions to their lineup, bringing Pham back could offer some advantages.

His ability to provide a bit more power and utility on the base paths, as compared to some of their recent options, might be what the Red Sox need to navigate through their relatively quiet offseason and prepare for the upcoming season​. Photo Credit: Joe Rondone/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK