Thus far during spring training, Red Sox infielder Rafael Devers is having a time to forget and fans everywhere are concerned about his production.
With the Boston Red Sox hoping to put the nightmare 2020 season behind them, spring training has offered plenty of hope for the ball club. However, some players have been performing much better than others. When it comes to Rafael Devers, it’s been a sluggish spring thus far.
The standout third baseman was hoping to make plenty of noise in recent weeks after arriving to spring training in great shape. Thus far, however, his offensive production has been nothing to write home about.
Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers has struggled offensively this spring
Unfortunately for skipper Alex Cora, his man on the hot corner has posted a .125 batting average in nine games thus far this spring. Devers has one home run and only three hits in his 24 at-bats. This of course isn’t going to cut it. While Devers continues to be strong defensively, his poor form at the dish has surely been concerning.
Last season, Devers appeared in 57 games, posting a .263 batting average. He went yard 11 times and added 43 RBI. Again, last season was nothing short of terrible for Boston, with the team missing the postseason and finishing in dead last of the AL East standings.
With Cora back in the dugout, the hope is the veteran manager can right the ship for Boston and help them not only get back to the playoffs, but compete for a division title. No one in Boston wants to see the Rays repeat as champs, or even worse see the Yankees grab the crown.
In order for the Red Sox to be contenders, they’ll need their studs to play some fantastic ball. This of course includes Devers.