American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) Boston Red Sox have agreed to an astronomical contract extension with third baseman Rafael Devers (27).
American media outlets such as ESPN said on the 5th (Korean time) that Boston has agreed to an 11-year, $331 million (approximately 420.6 billion won) contract extension with Devers.” The contract period is from this year to 2033. The extension contract is applied until the 37-year-old season.
Devers’ contract is the largest in Boston, surpassing the seven-year, $217 million contract signed with pitcher David Price in 2015. In addition, it is three years longer than the club’s longest contract of eight years signed with Manny Ramirez in 2000.메이저사이트
With this deal, Devers became the 12th player in MLB history to exceed $300 million in contracts. Devers’ contracts based on the total amount of contracts are Mookie Betts (LA Dodgers, 12 years, $365 million), Mike Trout (LA Angels, 10 years, $360 million), and Aaron Judge (New York Yankees, 9 years, $360 million). 10,000 dollars), Francisco Lindor (New York Mets, 10 years, 341 million dollars), and Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Padres, 14 years, 340 million dollars).
The Dominican Republic native debuted in Boston in 2017 and quickly established himself as a star on the team. In six seasons of his major league career, he had a .283 batting average, 139 home runs, and 455 RBIs.
In the 2022 season, he appeared in 141 games and hit .295 with 27 homers and 88 RBIs. In 2019, he posted a batting average of .311 with 32 homers and 115 RBIs, and in 2021 he also had 38 homers and 113 RBIs. He was also selected as an All-Star for two consecutive years in 2021 and 2022.
Boston has been criticized by home fans for losing shortstop Xander Bogaerts (31), who has been a key player in the team since 2014, to the San Diego Padres. The regret of losing Bogatsu can be washed away to some extent by signing a long-term contract with Debus.