’11 year 422.3 billion big deal’… “Young and durable Devers, good reason to catch”
The Boston Red Sox seem to have a good reason to sign a long-term contract with infielder Rafael Devers (27).
On the 5th (hereinafter referred to as Korean time), local media including ESPN, an American sports media outlet, said, “Boston and Devers signed a large contract worth 331 million dollars (approximately 422.3 billion won) over 11 years.”
The contract starts in 2024. A signing bonus of $20 million is also included. The value of Devers, the star of the franchise, was fully recognized.
The American media’Sports Illustrated’ said on the 6th, “Devers was originally scheduled to become a free agent at the end of the 2023 season.” “스포츠토토 This contract is the longest contract in the history of the club. He will be in Boston until 2033.”
Devers, a right-handed and left-handed third baseman from the Dominican Republic, made his big league debut in 2017 and played for Boston for six years. In 689 career games, he has a batting average of . He was a two-time All-Star and a one-time Silver Slugger vote.
Devers, a member of the 2018 World Series championship, posted a career-high 115 RBIs with 32 home runs in 2019. In the 2021 season, he hit 38 home runs, his most.
In his last season, he batted .295, 27 homers, 88 runs batted in, had an on-base percentage of .358 and a slugging percentage of .521 in 141 games. 14th in American League MVP voting.
Boston has let go of 2018 MVP Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers) and league representative offensive shortstop Xander Bogarts (San Diego Padres). But Devers got it.
‘SI’ said, “Boston had a good reason for catching Devers. Debuting in the big leagues in 2017, he was also a member of the 2018 World Series winning team and enjoyed his best season in 2019. Since then, he has consistently achieved results.”
Also, the media said, “He has improved his defense and is having a strong season with OPS + 141 in his at-bat. Plus, it helps that he is very durable.”
“He has been on the injured list only once in the past four seasons. IL was 10 days. It didn’t last long. He is young, talented and healthy. “There’s reason to believe that Boston should be a key part of the offense for years to come,” he added.