Red Sox, Rafael Devers end 11-year, $331 million extension: reports

The Boston Red Sox are close to securing their young star for the future.

Third baseman Rafael Devers and the boston red sox are finalizing an 11-year, $331 million contract extension, according to ESPN. Potential deal is pending physical. The expected extension will keep the 26-year-old star in Boston through the 2033 season.

The deal also includes a $20 million signing bonus.

Just one day before the two sides were to work to finalize the long-term agreement, it was reported that both sides agreed to a one-year, $17.5 million deal to avoid arbitration, according to ESPN. The one-year deal indicated that both sides were discussing a long-term contract after a season filled with uncertainty about whether Devers would test the free agency market in the future.

Last month, The Red Sox lost shortstop Xander Bogaerts after he agreed to an 11-year, $280 million deal with the San Diego Padres.

Last season, Devers played in 141 games and made his second All-Star Game. He slashed .295/.358/.521 and hit 27 home runs. The slugger also recorded 88 RBIs.


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