Devers went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs in Boston's 6-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday.
Devers had no long balls on the season coming into this contest, but he finally got his first of the year with this first-inning three-run blast off Reynaldo Lopez. He's had his share of defensive concerns recently, but the 22-year-old is off to a solid start at the dish aside from the lack of power, as he's now hitting .298 with an excellent .382 on-base percentage through 114 at-bats.
Devers made an error that led to two unearned runs in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Rays.
Devers has made improvements at the plate, laying off pitches outside zone and walking more than last season, but his defense remains an issue. He's made eight errors in 28 games after being charged with 24 all of last season. It's an issue manager Alex Cora commented upon after Sunday's game. "We see the great plays and then that happens," the skipper told Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. "Honestly, as a manager, as a defensive player, I'd rather him make the routine plays rather than the five-star plays. That's a mark of consistency. We're going to keep working on it." Cora is wary of giving extra outs and extending pitch counts, which affects starters' ability to get deep into games. There's no indication that Devers will be replaced as the everyday starter at third base, but with Eduardo Nunez (back) beginning a rehab assignment this week and Michael Chavis looking like he belongs in MLB, Devers' playing time might get squeezed.
Devers went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Thursday's 7-3 win over the Tigers.
Devers put the Red Sox ahead in the third inning, plating two runs on a double to left field. His power numbers are down early in the season (zero homers and seven RBI in 26 games), though the 22-year-old third baseman has notched a base knock in six of his past seven contests.
Devers is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Tigers, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
With southpaw Matthew Boyd on the bump for Detroit, the lefty-hitting Devers will rest for the first game of the twin bill, allowing rookie Michael Chavis to pick up a start at the hot corner. Devers is reaching base at an impressive .356 clip this season, but his lack of power production to date has been somewhat concerning. He has yet to slug a home run in 88 plate appearances and owns a 1.1 percent barrel rate, which ranks 314th among the 375 players in the majors who have produced at least 10 batted-ball events this season.
Devers went 1-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Sunday's 4-3 extra-innings win over the Rays.
Devers began the season as the No. 3 hitter but has been dropped to sixth while giving the Red Sox very little. The third baseman has just three RBI and a .685 OPS over 22 games while the Red Sox rank 27th with a 0.4 WAR at the position. It will be interesting to see if manager Alex Cora gives top prospect Michael Chavis, who was called up Friday to help fill a void at second base, some playing time at third.
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|2014||R-Gcl Red Sox||42||157||21||49||11||2||4||36||14||30||1||0||.374||.484||.312|
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|2017||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||9||35||6||14||1||0||2||4||3||8||0||0||.447||.600||.400|