Red Sox pitcher Andrew Cashner, traded to Boston from Baltimore in July, is reportedly renting a 6-bedroom home worth well over $1M on the north side of Wellesley (we’ll refrain from revealing the location).
Cashner, who had a good season going for the Orioles, has had a rough go of it for the Red Sox. He did pitch well in one game against the Yankees in July, but the Sox sent him to the bullpen following a string of poor starts.
We often hear people saying they’d love to move to Wellesley but can’t afford it. Professional baseball players don’t have that issue. Cashner, for example, is making more than $9M this year. The Sox are unlikely to re-up his contract for 2020 since he’s due to make $10M.
Wellesley has attracted other professional athletes and officials over the years. Outfielder Carl Crawford moved to Wellesley after he signed a big contract with the Sox in 2010, but he failed to live up to expectations and was traded in 2012 to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Outfielder Jonny Gomes lived in Wellesley during the team’s 2013 World Series-winning season (we tried to go trick-or-treating at his house, but he was reportedly off partying at David Ortiz’s place in Weston that Halloween night).
The Boston Swell-tics seem to be the most into Wellesley, with players, coaches and management personnel living here now or in recent years.