Rafael Devers is set to sign an 11-Year, $331 million contract extension with the Boston Red Sox, sources confirmed on Wednesday. This contract is due to be the longest and largest guarantee ever given in the history of the Red Sox.
Devers’ extension is set to start in 2023 and will be through the 2033 season. Following the signing of this deal, the third baseman’s previous one-year, $17.5 million contract signed earlier in the week will be superseded.
The third baseman began his career with the Red Sox in 2017 when at 20 years old he impressed Boston’s scouts with his left-hand swing. He has since become a crucial member of Boston’s rotation, hitting .295/.358/.521 in 2022 with 27 home runs, 88 RBIs, and a career-best OPS+ of 141.
Other highlights over Devers’ career include leading the MLB in 2019 with 359 total bases at just 22 years of age. He also proved consistent over 2021, hitting 38 home runs.
Devers’ arrival in Boston is a welcome sight for the Red Sox, who bid farewell to an array of players including longtime shortstop Xander Bogaerts and star right fielder Mookie Betts.