The Boston Red Sox, which suffered from a major power leak in this Stove League, agreed to an extension contract with ‘franchise star’ Rafael Devers and succeeded in defending the ‘rabbit’.
‘MLB.com’ quoted a source on the 5th (hereinafter Korean time) and said, “The Boston Red Sox have agreed to an 11-year, $331 million (approximately 419.8 billion won) contract extension with Rafael Devers.”
Boston hasn’t been without a power outage this winter. He succeeded in strengthening the outfield by signing a 5-year, 90 million dollar (approximately 114.1 billion won) contract with Japanese “signboard hitter” Yoshida Masataka, but signboard shortstop Xander Bogatz signed a free agent (FA) qualification with the San Diego Padres for 11 He signed a contract worth 280 million dollars (approximately 355.2 billion won) a year, and Nathan Eboldi and Rich Hill also looked forward to moving to the Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates, respectively.
But Boston wasn’t standing still. 안전놀이터Through selection and concentration, Boston focused on the retention of ‘franchise star’ Devers rather than leading the retention of free agency resources. Devers made his debut in Boston in 2017 and succeeded in leaping into the starting lineup in 2018. And in the 2019 season, he had a “career high” season with 32 homers, 115 RBIs, 129 points, and a batting average of 0.311 OPS of 0.916 in 156 games.
Devers was selected as an All-Star twice (2021, 2022) during the six seasons he played for Boston, and once held the Silver Slugger (2021) in his arms. And in the 2018 season, he is recording 762 hits, 139 home runs, batting average of 0.283 OPS and 0.854 in 689 major league games, including lifting the World Series championship trophy.
Boston focused on Devers’ stay, but his contract extension wasn’t easy. This is because Devers has been hoping for a ‘super-large’ contract worth more than $300 million. In December of last year, ‘MLB.com’ explained, “Devers seems to be far away from negotiations for a multi-year contract extension with Boston,” and “Boston may trade Devers before he becomes a free agent.”
However, when Boston handed over a mega contract worth more than $300 million, the extension was finally concluded. Boston succeeded in signing a 1-year, 17.5 million dollar (approximately 22.2 billion won) contract with Devers the day before (4th), and captured Devers’ heart by signing an 11-year, 331 million dollar contract the day after on the 5th. .
‘MLB.com’ said, “Devers will surpass Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million deal with the Miami Marlins in 2014 as the fifth-largest contract extension in major league history. And the sixth-largest contract in major league history. It will be a big deal,” he said.