Red Sox, Rafael Devers agree to 11-year extension
The Boston Red Sox have re-signed All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers to an 11-year deal worth $331 million. The deal will take effect in 2024 after Devers’ $17 million 1-year deal to avoid arbitration expires.
The 26-year-old has been a member of the Red Sox his entire career and was signed by the Sox in 2013 as an international free agent. Since then, Devers has been selected for the MLB All-Star Game twice, in 2022 and 2021, and is also the 2021 3B Silver Slugger Award recipient.
The Red Sox also recently signed former Dodgers 3B Justin Turner. Considering that Turner has more experience at the dish as a DH, the Red Sox could make Turner a permanent DH and keep Devers at third.
This is the sixth signing the Red Sox have made this free agency, the others being RP Kenley Jansen, 3B/DH Justin Turner, RP Chris Martin, SP Corey Kluber, and RP Joely Rodriguez, amounting to a total of $83 million spent by Red Sox GM Chaim Bloom this off-season.
Will the Red Sox make more moves to try and get them back in the AL East race?