Infielder Rafael Devers, who was scheduled to become a free agent (FA) in the Major League Baseball (MLB) after the 2023 season, joins Boston.
On the 5th (Korean time), ESPN, an American sports media outlet, reported that “Boston and Devers have agreed to an 11-year, $331 million contract extension.”
Devers signed a one-year, $17.5 million contract with Boston the day before. This contract is an extension of the previous contract. Boston pursued a long-term contract with Devers after completing the contract for the final year of the qualification for salary adjustment application. Devers became the 12th player in MLB history to cross the $300 million mark. 메이저사이트
Devers, who made his major league debut in Boston in 2017, hit 10 home runs while playing in just 58 games his first year. Devers, who hit 21 home runs as a starting pitcher in 2018, hit 32 home runs in 2019.
Even in 2020, when the season was shortened due to Corona 19, he showed off his long hitting ability with 11 home runs in 57 games. Devers peaked in 2021 with 38 homers and 113 RBIs. Last year, he continued his skills with 27 home runs and 88 RBIs at a batting average of 0.295. Not only his home runs, but also his ability to produce doubles. He had 54 doubles last year in 2019 and 42 last year.
Devers could be on the free agency market after the 2023 season. However, he chose to stay instead of market evaluation. By winning an 11-year contract, he will wear the Boston uniform until 2033, when he turns 37 years old. He virtually reserved the franchise star spot.