After exiting last Wednesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning due to right hamstring tightness, Rafael Devers is back in the Red Sox’ lineup, batting out of the cleanup spot and manning third, for their series opener against the Chicago White Sox Monday.
The 22-year-old was able to come off the bench twice over this past weekend, delivering with a clutch, game-tying RBI single in the eighth inning of Friday’s 7-5 extra innings win, and also punching out in the ninth inning of Saturday’s 8-7 loss against the Toronto Blue Jays. He did not play at all on Sunday.
On the 2019 season as a whole, Devers is slashing .309/.361/.503 with 12 home runs and 48 RBI over 76 games and 325 plate appearances.
Per The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier, Devers was out on the field with a trainer prior to when Boston’s lineup was announced, so it looks as though the young infielder got the okay and is good to go.
First pitch Monday is scheduled for 7:10 PM EDT on NESN. Here’s how the rest of the Red Sox will be lining up.