RED SOX PLACE THIRD BASEMAN
RAFAEL DEVERS ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
Club Recalls Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA—Prior to tonight’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Boston Red Sox placed third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to July 11. To fill Devers’ spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Devers, 21, has hit .241 (82-for-340) with 14 home runs and 48 RBI in his first full major league season, appearing in 89 of Boston’s 94 games. In 31 games since June 6, he has batted .275 (33-for-120) with a .790 OPS. Signed by Boston as an international free agent in 2013, the Dominican native has remained with the Red Sox since he was first selected to the major league roster on July 24, 2017. In 147 big league games, he has hit .258 (145-for-562) with 24 home runs and 78 RBI. In Game 3 of the 2017 American League Division Series, he became the youngest player ever to hit a postseason home run for the Red Sox. In Game 4, he led off the bottom of the ninth inning with an inside-the-park home run, joining Mickey Mantle, Andruw Jones, and Miguel Cabrera as the only players ever with multiple postseason home runs before turning 21 years old.