Devers and the Red Sox avoided arbitration Friday by coming to terms on a one-year, $4.575 million deal, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Devers was decent but hardly dominant in 2020, posting a .263/.310/.483 slash line with career worsts in both walk rate (5.2 percent) and strikeout rate (27.0 percent). His 109 wRC+ fell roughly at the midpoint between his poor 2018 season (90 wRC+) and his strong 2019 campaign (132 wRC+). The Red Sox will be hoping that the 24-year-old's 2019 form best represents who he'll be going forward.
Devers entered Friday's game as a pinch hitter, played third base and went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in an 8-7 loss to the Braves.
Devers also committed his 14th error of the season, giving him an .887 fielding percentage. He's recovered from a slow start produce a strong overall offensive season, but Devers has regressed in the field. Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke told Ian Browne of MLB.com that Devers has the tools in the field but has mental lapses. Bobby Dalbec started Friday's game at third base and is considered above-average defensively at the hot corner, better than Devers.
Devers is not in the lineup Friday against Atlanta.
The Red Sox haven't been in the playoff race for quite some time, so they have little reason to play their best players every day. Devers sits for this contest, though there haven't been reports that he's injured, so he'll presumably return Saturday.
Devers went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in Thursday's 5-3 victory over the Marlins.
Devers handed his team three insurance runs in the seventh inning, leaving the yard for the 11th time this season. The 23-year-old is enjoying a 10-game hitting streak, cracking five homers and driving in 14 over that stretch.
Devers went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Rays.
Devers took Josh Fleming yard in the the third inning to record his 10th homer of the season. He now has four long balls in his past four games, also driving in nine runs and scoring four times. After a slow start to the season, Devers is hitting .275/.328/.533 with 26 runs scored and 31 RBI across 180 plate appearances.
Devers went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and three RBI during a 6-5 loss to the Phillies in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
The third baseman launched solo shots in the third and fifth innings before nearly playing hero for Boston in the sixth, as his RBI double gave the team its first lead of the game. Unfortunately for the Red Sox, Matt Barnes couldn't shut the door in the seventh. It was Devers' second multi-homer game since Aug. 30, and including a 1-for-4 effort in the nightcap Tuesday, he's hitting .421 (16-for-38) over his last 10 games with five home runs and 12 RBI.
Devers is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Both Devers and Alex Verdugo are on the bench against lefty Robbie Ray. Manager Ron Roenicke said both are just getting routine days off, per Bill Koch of The Providence Journal. Bobby Dalbec will start at third base and bat eighth.
Devers went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI in Saturday's 9-8 win over the Blue Jays.
Devers hit a two-RBI double in the fourth inning to give the Red Sox a 6-2 lead. That advantage didn't last, but Devers got his team on the comeback trail with his solo shot in the seventh inning. The third baseman is up to seven long balls, 25 RBI and 23 runs scored through 39 games. He's gone 12-for-30 (.400) with three homers, nine RBI and seven runs scored in his last eight games.
Devers went 4-for-4 with two home runs, two singles, three RBI, three runs scored and one walk in Sunday's 9-5 win over the Nationals.
Devers extended Boston's lead to 5-0 with his two-run shot off Austin Voth in the second. He ended up reaching base in each of his five plate appearances, capping his day with another long ball in the eighth inning. The third baseman's big day at the plate has him up to six homers and a .240/.290/.457 slash line on the campaign.
Devers went 2-for-5 with a triple, a run scored and three RBI in Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Blue Jays.
His bases-loaded triple in the sixth inning completed the comeback from an early deficit and proved to be the game-winning hit. Devers is also climbing out of his personal early-season hole -- over his last 12 games he's recorded five multi-hit efforts, posting a .302/.339/.509 slash line with two homers and 12 RBI.
Devers went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored in an 8-5 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Devers hit a long ball in the fifth inning after J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts each had one of their own earlier in the game. The 24-year-old third baseman has hit safely in eight of his last nine games after a slow start to the season and seems to finally be hitting his stride at the plate. The Red Sox currently own one of the worst team ERAs in all of baseball (5.93) and are counting on guys like Devers to maintain his production at the plate in order to keep them in games.
Devers went 2-for-5 in Thursday's 7-1 over Baltimore.
It was the fourth consecutive game in which Devers hit safely and the fourth time in the last six he's posted multiple knocks. During that six-game run, the third baseman is 11-for-27 (.407) with three doubles, one home run and four RBI. Prior to that, he'd batted just .174 through 18 games.
Devers went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and an RBI double during Wednesday's 6-3 win over the Phillies.
The 23-year-old had his second consecutive three-hit game, and his run production Wednesday proved to be the difference in the contest. Devers is off to a slow start with a .231/.278/.407 slash line through 23 games, but he's shown signs of life over the past week, going 11-for-31 with five extra-base hits.
Devers went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's 13-6 loss to the Phillies.
Devers got on base with a single in the first inning and then scored on a Xander Bogaerts single. In the third, Devers knocked in Alex Verdugo with a double before scoring on a J.D. Martinez double. In his last seven games, Devers is 8-for-30 (.267) with three RBI and five runs scored. He's slashing .207/.258/.345 with two homers, six RBI and 13 runs scored in 22 games overall.
Devers (ankle) is starting at third base and hitting second Wednesday against the Rays, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Devers has been cleared to rejoin the lineup after missing a pair of games with a sore ankle. The 23-year-old, who is 10-for-57 with two home runs and a 3:21 BB:K this season, will face lefty Blake Snell in his first game back.
Devers (ankle) isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, but he hit in the cage, did some running and fielded grounders, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 23-year-old is absent from the lineup for the second straight contest due to a sore ankle, but he was feeling "way better" after Tuesday's workout, per manager Ron Roenicke. The skipper didn't indicate whether Devers was likely to return to action for Wednesday's contest, but he's clearly trending in the right direction.
Devers (ankle) isn't in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Devers tweaked his ankle Sunday and was expected to miss his second straight contest Tuesday, and he'll be replaced by Jonathan Arauz in the lineup once again. The 23-year-old is expected to meet with the medical staff Tuesday, and a better idea of his return timeline could come into focus afterward.
Manager Ron Roenicke said after Monday's game it's doubtful Devers (ankle) will start Tuesday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
After tweaking his ankle Sunday, Devers was held out of the starting nine Monday and did not end up appearing off the bench. Jonathan Arauz drew the start at third base in his absence. Devers will meet with the medical staff Tuesday and should be considered day-to-day until the results of his evaluation are announced.
Devers isn't starting Monday's game due to minor ankle soreness, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Manager Ron Roenicke revealed that Devers tweaked his ankle in Sunday's contest, so he'll be held out of the starting nine as a precaution. However, Roenicke didn't rule out the possibility of Devers serving as a pinch hitter in Monday's series opener against the Rays.
Devers isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays.
Devers went 1-for-12 with a solo home run and five strikeouts during the team's three-game series against the Blue Jays, and he'll get a breather Monday. Jonathan Arauz is starting at third base and batting ninth.
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|09/27||@ ATL||W 9-1||6||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|09/26||@ ATL||W 8-2||5||1||0||0||1||0||0|
|09/25||@ ATL||L 7-8||3||1||1||0||2||0||0|
|09/24||vs BAL||L 1-13||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||vs BAL||W 9-1||5||0||1||0||3||0||0|
|09/22||vs BAL||W 8-3||5||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/20||vs NYY||W 10-2||5||1||2||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2014||R-Dsl Red Sox||28||104||26||35||6||3||3||21||21||20||4||1||.337||.445||.538|
|2014||R-Gcl Red Sox||42||157||21||49||11||2||4||36||14||30||1||0||.312||.374||.484|
|2017||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||77||287||48||86||19||3||18||56||31||55||0||3||.300||.369||.575|
|2017||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||9||35||6||14||1||0||2||4||3||8||0||0||.400||.447||.600|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||6||21||3||7||2||0||1||2||1||6||0||0||.333||.364||.571|