Reporter Kwon Hyeok-joon = Infielder Rafael Devers (27), who was considered the biggest FA player of the next offseason, has agreed to an extension contract with his original team, the Boston Red Sox.
ESPN, an American sports media outlet, reported on the 5th (Korean time) that Boston and Devers had agreed to an 11-year, $331 million (approximately KRW 423 billion) contract extension.
This came one day after the one-year $17.5 million (about 22.3 billion won) contract with Devers the previous day, and this contract is an extension of the previous contract.
Boston pushed for a long-term contract with Devers after completing the contract for the final year of the salary adjustment application qualification, and the negotiations were quickly concluded.
Devers, a third baseman born in 1996 and equipped with slugging power, could initially be on the free agent market after next season토토. In this case, there was also a prospect that Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) could surpass the 9-year, $360 million free agent record set this offseason.
However, Devers chose to stay in Boston instead of market evaluation. His total is less than that of Jersey, but by winning an 11-year contract, he will wear a Boston uniform until 2033, when he will be 37 years old. In effect, he has reserved a spot for the star of the franchise.
Debers, who debuted in the big leagues in Boston in 2017, hit 10 home runs while playing only 58 games his first year, and was considered a big shot with potential. The following year, in 2018, Devers, who hit 21 home runs as a starting pitcher, hit 32 home runs in 2019.
Even in 2020, a shortened season, Devers, who showed off his long hitting ability with 11 home runs in 57 games, peaked in 2021 with 38 home runs and 113 RBIs. Last year, he continued his skills with 27 home runs and 88 RBIs at a batting average of 0.295.
Devers also had an outstanding double production ability. He recorded 54 doubles in 2019 and showed off his outstanding skills with 42 doubles last year.
Boston, which lost its starting shortstop Xander Bogaerts to the San Diego Padres in this free agency market, succeeded in catching Devers, another All-Star infielder, before free agency, preventing a power outage.