Chavis will play some first base in the Arizona Fall Leauge, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.
Chavis has had a monster season between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland in 2017 (30 HR in 125 games), putting himself back on the organization's radar. The problem is that he's blocked at third base, and rightfully so, by Rafael Devers. If Chavis can handle the transition to first base, that would put him on a path to become the everyday first baseman by 2019. Entering 2017, the prevailing thought had fellow prospect Sam Travis inheriting the first base job, but the Red Sox are putting Chavis in a position to push Travis.