Moving on Up! Rafael Devers to Triple-A Pawtucket

Devers hit .300, 18 HR and 56 RBI with Portland

(Kelly O'Connor)

By Portland Sea Dogs | July 14, 2017 1:29 PM ET

Portland, Maine - The Boston Red Sox have promoted Sea Dogs 3B Rafael Devers to the Pawtucket Red Sox (Triple-A). Devers hit .300 (86-for-277) with 18 homers (career-high) and 56 RBI in 77 games with the Portland Sea Dogs.

This past week, Devers went 1-for-4 in the Futures Game on Saturday in Miami. On Wednesday night, he finished 1-for-2 in the Eastern League All-Star Game. 
The 20-year old ranked among the Eastern League Leaders in the following categories: HR (T-4th), RBI (5th), Extra-base hits (40, 2nd), Slugging Pct. (.575, 3rd) and Total Bases (165, 2nd).
2017 Highlights with Portland

  • Homered in his first Double-A at-bat on April 7th vs. Reading
  • Tied career-high with 5 hits & 2 homers on May 2nd vs. Hartford
  • Reached base in 19 straight games from April 29-May 18
  • Third career grand slam on May 6th vs. Reading
  • Hit safely in 54 of 77 starts.

Devers was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on August 9, 2013, and entered this season as the #14th overall prospect in minor league baseball according to Baseball America.

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