Rejoice, Boston Red Sox fans. Rafael Devers isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
The star’s third baseman agreed to sign an 11-year, $331 million contract extension with the Red Sox on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.Former MLB player Carlos Baerga shared the news on his Instagram account. was first reported.
ESPN’s Added by Jeff Passan The deal is not complete as the physical process has not started, but Devers is expected to remain in Boston. Jon Heyman of The New York Post reports Devers No prohibition clause as part of his contract.
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Devers’ future with the Red Sox was in doubt after hometown superstar Xander Bogaerts left free agency. The two-time All-Star is set to become a free agent after the 2023 season and reportedly did not negotiate an extension during the campaign.
Luckily for Boston, he doesn’t have to worry about parting ways with another franchise cornerstone, as Devers plans to anchor the Red Sox lineup throughout his 37-year-old season.
Devers batted .295/.358/.521 in 141 games last season with 27 homers and 88 RBIs.