Rafael Devers is an MLB baseball player currently representing the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). Born October 24th 1996 in Sanchez Dominican Republic and initially signing as an international free agent back in 2013, Rafael quickly established himself with his MLB debut coming just six games later hitting.284 with 10 homeruns and 30 RBIs!
Devers’ breakout season saw him hit.311 with 32 home runs and 115 RBIs for an astounding season with the Boston Red Sox, becoming only the third player ever in Red Sox history to achieve that mark simultaneously. A popular fan favorite in Boston due to his powerful swing, outstanding fielding skills, and approachable nature, Devers has quickly become one of the faces of their franchise.
Injury Update: Rafael Devers
Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox recently experienced a setback following his impressive return after MLB All-Star break. Devers showed off his talents against Cubs by hitting 6-for-13 with three homers, two doubles, and three RBIs; but on Monday against Oakland Athletics due to tightness in his right calf was pulled from lineup due to tightness issues.
Cora made the call to sit Devers as a precaution, with an aim of minimizing further aggravating his injury and to facilitate his return swiftly on Tuesday. Devers has had an outstanding 2023 season – 23 home runs, 73 RBIs, 22 doubles, an OPS+ rating of 124…and any prolonged absence due to injury could potentially compromise team performances and cause a decrease in production for Boston.
Insights into Devers’ Injury
Rafael Devers’ exclusion from Boston Red Sox lineup against Oakland Athletics came as a shocker to many fans, particularly after recently showing his talent against Chicago Cubs in a previous matchup.However, NESN’s Mike Monaco reported tightness in his right calf, leading to a precautionary measure by Boston manager Alex Cora to hold him off the Monday game.
While the decision appears to be a proactive move, it remains crucial to monitor any further developments to avoid a potential impact on the team’s performance.
Rafael Devers Career Highlights
Devers has had an outstanding MLB career since his first MLB appearance in 2017. Since 2017, Devers has become one of the league’s premier hitters; hitting.311 with 32 homers and 115 RBIs was certainly impressive and one of his breakout performances this past season solidified this accolade.
By 2023, Devers had completed seven seasons for the Red Sox, amassing an outstanding career batting average of.278, 846 hits, 159 homers, 525 RBIs and 487 runs scored – not to mention winning a Silver Slugger Award and representing them at an All-Star Game!
Devers was honored with American League Player of the Month honors for May 2022 for hitting.364 with nine home runs and 23 RBIs while dominating New York Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole by hitting three homers during a June matchup (bringing his career total against Cole to six homers). To further prove Devers’ dominance against Cole he signed on a 10-year extension worth $313.5 million with Boston Red Sox that cemented his place among MLB history’s highest-paying players.