When the Rays designated him for assignment on November 20th, he became a free agent after the season.
On December 14th, he agreed to a one-year contract with the Boston Red Sox, the team that had initially selected him in the 2010 draft but had not yet signed him.
The Red Sox justified the signing by saying that his swing was “tailor-made for Fenway Park” in the $3.1 million contract. On August 13th, he had indeed hit two home runs there.
As the Red Sox’s primary right fielder, Hunter had a fantastic season in 2021, batting.259 in 144 games with 31 home runs and 96 RBIs. He had an OPS+ of 112.
The Sox were able to advance to the postseason thanks to this, and he played well there, going a combined 6 for 20, with few extra-base hits and RBIs.
However, he utterly collapsed in the ALCS against the Houston Astros, going just 1 for 16 as the Sox were defeated in 6 games.
In a rather unexpected move on December 1st, the Sox dealt him to the Milwaukee Brewers in order to get defensive whiz Jackie Bradley Jr. back.
The Brewers also put IFs David Hamilton and Alex Binelas into the deal given that Bradley was coming off a terrible season with the bat.
How Tall Is Hunter Renfroe?
Hunter Renfroe stands at a height of 1.85