Following the unexpected departure of Xander Bogaerts from the Red Soxthe priority of the directive right now is focused on the potential Contract extension of the Dominican third baseman, Raphael Deverswhose contract will expire at the end of the 2023 season.
According to a report on Twitter by journalist Marino Pepén, in the event that both parties fail to consummate a deal at the end of spring trainingthe quizqueyan third baseman would follow in Bogaerts’ footsteps and would not negotiate more until he became free agent.
According to the report, the Red Sox will formally begin negotiations with “Carita” as soon as possible. The projections of some specialists indicate that the 26-year-old from Dominican Republic would seek a contract for 12 seasons and close to 360 million dollars.
Despite his young age, Devers has become one of the leaders of the team led by Puerto Rican manager Alex Cora.
In seven seasons with the Red Sox, Raffy has already lifted a World Series championship trophy (2018), won a Silver Slugger award and has been selected to the All-Star Game twice.
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