Devers Signs for 2021 Season
The Boston Red Sox signed 3rd baseman Rafael Devers for the 2021 season, avoiding arbitration. With the signing, the Red Sox have no remaining unsigned players eligible for salary arbitration.
The Boston Red Sox today agreed to terms with Rafael Devers on a one-year contract for the 2021 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration. Soures say the agreement was for 4.75 million.
Devers hit .263 (61-for-232) and made a team-high 55 starts for the Red Sox in 2020, all at third base. He also led Boston in RBI (43), total bases (112), and extra-base hits (28), while tying for the club lead in home runs (11) and doubles (16).
In 392 career games, Devers has batted .279 (433-for-1,551) with an .830 OPS, 74 home runs, and 254 RBI.
From 2019-20, he led the majors in total bases (471), extra-base hits (118), and doubles (70), and also led the American League in runs scored (161).
Signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2013, Devers made his major league debut in 2017.
Boston's first countable Spring Training game is Saturday, February 27th when they play the Pittsburgh Pirates. They play Friday, February 26th against the Northeastern Huskies.
Boston opens the 2021 regular season, Thursday, April 1st against the Baltimore Orioles.
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