Alexander Brady Verdugo, simply called Alex Verdugo is an American professional baseball player positioned as an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox baseball team of Major League Baseball(MLB).
Born May 15, 1996, in Tucson, Arizona, United States of America, Verdugo had his high school education with the Sahuaro High School in Tucson, Arizona. In 2014, the Los Angeles Dodgers selected him in the second round of the 2014 MLB draft. He signed with the team instead of going to college to play college baseball at Arizona State University.
During the 2016 season, he was promoted to the Double-A Tulsa Drillers of the Texas League and named to the post-season all-star team. In September 2017, was promoted to the major leagues for the first time and he made his MLB debut as the starting centre fielder that night against the San Diego Padres
In February 2020, the Los Angeles Dodgers traded Verdugo to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for some players. Verdugo expressed his desire to become a two-way player, explaining that he wanted to not be “Shohei Ohtani” where he is starting and all that” but that he wanted to be a two-way player by the time they reach the 2023 baseball season.
What Does it Mean when Verdugo Rocks the Baby?
In his own words, Verdugo explained by saying “It’s because one, I have my baby obviously, and then two, that’s a good way for me to (remind myself), ‘Hey, man, you stayed inside the ball.’ Like when you rock the baby, your arms are staying inside, close to your body. So that’s what I mean.”