The Boston Red Sox, which received a lot of criticism for sending out key franchise stars one after another, seem not to want to miss the remaining franchise stars. Signed an 11-year contract with Rafael Devers.
Carlos Baerga, a former major leaguer and also active in the KBO League Samsung Lions, posted on his SNS account on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time), “Boston and Devers have a large contract worth 332 million dollars (approximately 422.3 billion won) in 11 years. It was signed,’ he said for the first time.
Since then, national media such as ‘USA Today’, ‘ESPN’, and ‘The Athletic’, as well as Boston local media ‘Mass Live’, continued follow-up reports. “The contract starts in 2024,” said Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. A $20 million signing bonus is included. The total amount of the contract is $331 million (421 billion won), not $332 million,’ he said.
Devers was Boston’s last remaining franchise star. He was criticized by fans for leaving Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers) and Xander Bogatz (San Diego). But he didn’t miss Devers. It was Devers, who had one year left in free agency, and he signed a one-year contract for $17.5 million (approximately 22.2 billion won) the day before (4th) without salary adjustment. Afterwards, negotiations continued and an agreement was reached. It is the largest contract in Boston’s history and the sixth largest contract in terms of total value in the major leagues.
Devers, a right-handed and left-handed third baseman from the Dominican Republic, made his big league debut in 2017 and played for Boston for six years. In 689 career games, he has a batting average of . He boasts of a two-time All-Star and one-time Silver Slugger. 스포츠토토
Devers, who was also a member of Boston’s World Series winning team in 2018, hit a personal record of 38 home runs in 2021 following 32 home runs in 2019. Last year, he played an active role in 141 games with a batting average of .295, 164 hits, 27 homers, 88 RBIs, and an OPS of .879, and was named 14th in the American League (AL) MVP vote.