Red Sox promote 3B prospect
The Boston Red Sox are calling up third base prospect Rafael Devers after failing to find a better solution on the trade market. Devers will join the Red Sox in Seattle today and make his major league debut against the Mariners on Tuesday, Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Sunday. The Red Sox have gotten little production from third this season. They had hoped for a bounce back from Pablo Sandoval, but released him last week. Dombrowski said Boston explored a trade to upgrade the position, but Devers “gives us as good a chance as anybody that we’ve had a chance to acquire.” Devers, 20, hit .368 with two home runs and four RBI in 10 games with Class AAA Pawtucket after batting .300 with 18 home runs in 77 games at Class AA Portland.