Didi Gregorius finally signs after Yankees reunion falls through

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Didi Gregorius finally found a landing spot this offseason — and it’s where he spent last year.

The former Yankees shortstop agreed to a two-year, $28 million deal to return to the Phillies, according to multiple reports Saturday.

Gregorius had a solid bounce-back season with the Phillies in 2020 after struggling with the Yankees coming back from Tommy John surgery the previous year.

The 30-year-old was part of a free agent shortstop class that also included Andrelton Simmons, Marcus Semien and Freddy Galvis.

Simmons ended up in Minnesota, Semien with the Blue Jays and Galvis with the Orioles before Gregorius went back to the Phillies after reported interest from the Reds, who are also in search of a shortstop.

And by signing a two-year deal, Gregorius avoids hitting free agency again when Francisco Lindor — who was traded from Cleveland to the Mets — Javier Baez, Carlos Correa, Corey Seager and Trevor Story are all due to be available.

Gregorius discussed the possibility of a reunion with the Yankees last month, but that was before DJ LeMahieu signed a six-year, $90 million deal to stay in The Bronx.

“All I can say is I had a really good time playing there,’’ Gregorius said on The Michael Kay Show. “But at the end, it’s in their hands. Who knows what’s going to happen in the future with LeMahieu or with the Yankees and all that stuff? They’re making their decision of what they plan to do.”

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