"I was driving, me and my brother were driving to go to train", Downs said Wednesday.
Still, Downs has yet to actually meet Jeter face to face, though they spoke over FaceTime recently as well.
Price signed a seven-year, $217 million contract with the Red Sox before the 2016 season. It was [surreal]. I've idolized him my whole life. "I was like, 'Tell Jeter that the kid that was waving at him is Jeter.' So then he told him that and it was pretty cool that I met him, and now look".
"Honestly I don't care where I'm playing as long as I'm helping the team win", Downs said. "[Jeter said] just that he's been watching and stuff like that".
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The Doncaster-born player added: "I knew after a month [of Mourinho joining] I was never going to play". I like very much the relationship I have with them .
According to the New York Post, Downs said he met Jeter this past week, only days before he being traded to Boston.
A separate trade between the Dodgers and Red Sox was also announced Monday, with the Red Sox sending 2018 American League MVP Mookie Betts, 2012 AL Cy Young victor David Price and cash to Los Angeles for outfielder Alex Verdugo, shortstop Jeter Downs and catcher Connor Wong. "It's kind of ironic that I have the name because that's exactly the person I model myself after".
The Red Sox got outfielder Alex Verdugo and minor leaguers Jeter Downs and Connor Wong from the Dodgers in the trade. He blasted 24 home runs past year between High-A and Double-A, and there's no reason to think he couldn't move quickly in a Red Sox farm system that's now thin on top-end talent.
If he makes it, that could take some getting used to for Fenway fans to cheer a Jeter.