Red Sox agree to terms with third baseman Rafael Devers on one-year contract

January 16th, 2021

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox today agreed to terms with Rafael Devers on a one-year contract for the 2021 season, thus avoiding salary arbitration.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

With today’s agreement, there are no remaining unsigned Red Sox players eligible for salary arbitration.

Devers, 24, hit .263 (61-for-232) and made a team-high 55 starts for the Red Sox in 2020, all at third base. He also led Boston in RBI (43), total bases (112), and extra-base hits (28), while tying for the club lead in home runs (11) and doubles (16). In 392 career games, Devers has batted .279 (433-for-1,551) with an .830 OPS, 74 home runs, and 254 RBI. From 2019-20, he led the majors in total bases (471), extra-base hits (118), and doubles (70), and also led the American League in runs scored (161). Signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 2013, Devers made his major league debut in 2017.