BOSTON (CBS) — With Pablo Sandoval out of the way, Rafael Devers is on his way to Triple-A.
Boston’s top prospect got his long-awaited promotion to Pawtucket on Friday, shortly after the Red Sox designated Sandoval for assignment. He could find himself in the PawSox lineup as early as Friday night.
Devers’ rise in the Boston system should come as no surprise, as he’s been tearing the cover off the ball this season. The 20-year-old hit .300 with a .369 OBP and .575 slugging percentage in 77 games with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, clubbing 18 homers while driving in 56 runs. He recently hit cleanup and went 1-for-4 for the World Team in the All-Star Futures game.
Now he finds himself one step closer to the Majors, and a late-season call-up to Boston may not be far off.