The Boston Red Sox and third player Rafael Devers avoided the referee and agreed a deal for the 2022 season.
Tuesday, March 22 is the deadline for MLB teams and players to submit proposals for the upcoming season. If neither party can agree, that means they will bring arbitration hearings. Give Boston Red Soxthey have avoided going to hearings with one of their star players by ensuring he has a new deal for the upcoming campaign.
The Red Sox and third player Rafael Devers negotiated a $11.2 million deal for the 2022 season on Tuesday.
Red Sox, Rafael Devs avoid the referee at the whistle
Just last year, Devers earned a salary of $4.58 million. For curious Red Sox fans, Devers has another year of arbitration before he is allowed to become unrestricted free agency, which will happen at the end of the 2023 season.
Devers is having an impressive 2021 season, as he hit the .279/.352/.538 mark while scoring 38 home runs, 113 RBIs and 165 hits across 156 games. The third player to be named to the All-Star team and win the first Silver Slugger of his career.
Devers’ dramatic play continues in Boston’s post-season ALCS run. In 11 games, the Devers recorded an average of 0.295 batting, 1,028 OPS, 5 home runs and 12 RBIs.
Devers and the Red Sox agreeing to the terms of a deal for the 2022 season is certainly great news for the fan base. The team will be looking to re-do the post-season and enter the World Series for the first time since 2018.
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