Devers went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's spring game against the Braves. Devers reached down for a low offering from Braves righty Mike Foltynewicz and golfed it over the center field wall. It was the second spring start for Devers, who missed time earlier while attending the birth of a child. The 23-year-old is looking to build off a breakout 2019, when he hit .311/.361/.555 with 32 home runs and 115 RBI, production worthy of a 12th place finish in AL MVP voting.
Devers will make his spring debut Friday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports. Devers has been delayed to start camp after his girlfriend gave birth right before spring training began. He should still have more than enough time to get up to speed by the start of the regular season.
Devers (personal) rejoined the Red Sox for Wednesday's full-squad workout, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Devers missed the first few days of camp while celebrating the birth of his daughter. His late arrival to spring training may prevent him from cracking the lineup in Boston's initial Grapefruit League games, but he'll have plenty of time to get the reps he needs before Opening Day.
Devers will make a delayed arrival to spring training since his girlfriend recently gave birth to their daughter, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. It's not clear when exactly Devers is expected to join the team, but his absence shouldn't impact much for the upcoming season. The 23-year-old took a major step forward in 2019 with a .311/.361/.555 slash line, 32 home runs, 54 doubles, 115 RBI and eight stolen bases in 156 games.
Devers went 3-for-5 with a double and a run Sunday in the Red Sox's 5-4 win over the Orioles. Devers' ninth-inning single went down as a walkoff hit, but the third baseman wasn't credited with an RBI after it was ruled that Steve Wilkerson's error in the field allowed Mookie Betts to score the winning run. In any case, it was a fitting end to an exceptional breakout season for Devers, who overcame a slow start to deliver a sizzling .311/.361/.555 line with 32 home runs, 115 RBI, 129 runs and eight stolen bases.