Major League Baseball (MLB) Boston Red Sox have placed infielder Rafael Devers (27), who was scheduled to be released as a free agent (FA) after the 2023 season, under a long-term contract.
Foreign media including ESPN reported on the 5th 메이저사이트 (Korean time) that Devers had agreed to an 11-year, $331 million contract with Boston. His contract runs from this year to 2033.
This is the longest-term contract as well as the highest in Boston’s history in terms of total amount.
In terms of total amount, it far surpassed the $217 million that Boston received by signing a seven-year contract with pitcher David Price in 2015.
In terms of contract duration, it is three years longer than the eight years he signed with Manny Ramirez in 2000.
In addition, in total, Mike Trout (LA Angels, 12 years, $ 426.5 million), Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers, 12 years, $ 365 million), Aaron Judge (New York Yankees, 9 years, $ 360 million), Francisco Lin It is the sixth largest after Door (New York Mets, $341 million in 10 years) and Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Padres, $340 million in 14 years).
Boston, which agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million contract with Devers, the last year of eligibility to apply for salary adjustment the previous day, is known to be promoting a long-term contract, which was concluded in one day.
Boston, which traded Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2020, even sent Zander Bogatz, who became a free agent after the 2022 season, to the San Diego Padres. Boston, which let go of two stars fostered by the team, succeeded in retaining Devers on a long-term contract.
Devers, who has been playing as a Boston player for 11 years from this year, has virtually reserved a franchise star spot.
Devers, who joined Boston in August 2013 and took steady steps in the minor leagues, debuted in the big leagues in 2017. Devers, who established himself as Boston’s main third baseman in 2018, played 6 seasons in the big leagues until last year and played in 689 games, batting average of 0.283, 139 homers, 455 RBIs, and OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.854.
He hit more than 20 home runs in every season from 2018 to last year, except for the 2020 season, when each team played only 60 games in the aftermath of Corona 19. In 2021, he hit 38 homers, his personal most in a single season.
He was selected as an All-Star in 2021 and 2022, and in 2021, he was awarded the Silver Slugger, which is awarded to the player who showed the best hitting for each position. In 2018, he also carried the championship ring.
Devers had a batting average of 0.295, 27 home runs and 88 RBIs in 141 games in the 2022 season, with an OPS of 0.879.