Devers, who won't turn 21 until October, will become the third-youngest position player ever to appear for the PawSox, behind Boston infielder Xander Bogaerts and former Red Sox infielder Glenn Hoffman (19 years, one month in September 1977). Third base was once again his.
With an inspiring 45-41, the New York Yankees are second in AL East. Yankees are quite confident about their match against the Red Sox. The Red Sox could get that production (or lack of it) from Deven Marrero.
What a ideal way to come out of the All-Star break. The pitcher will be a key determining factor in the match this evening, and all Red Sox fans know that.
Either way, don't expect the Red Sox to be looking for any long-term answers at third base.
There are a couple of mediocre options out on the market such as Martin Prado and David Freese.
"My concern was after giving up eight runs, going out there and trying to minimize the damage as much as I can so we don't have to wear out the bullpen or use too many position players". Perhaps a trade for someone like Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier will be explored.
Sandoval posted an average of.245 during his first season with the Red Sox, that included a total of just 10 home runs and was coupled with career lows in almost every offensive category. He is strictly a power guy and could be inserted right in the middle of the lineup. They finally redeemed themselves after cutting Sandoval, who has been the worst signing for the Red Sox since Carl Crawford.
What's clear is that the Red Sox have moved on from Sandoval.
Frazier also wouldn't require a large return because of his inability to hit for contact. Finally, they promoted top prospect Rafael Devers to Triple-A.
Chris Sale is arguably the best pitcher in the entire league.
This trade would also make ideal sense for the White Sox. In the end, most of those big-money free agent deals are.
With first baseman Greg Bird still out with an injured ankle, Garrett Cooper made his major league debut a day after coming over in a trade with Milwaukee.
The Yankees roughed Price up a little over a month ago, plating 6 runs in 5 innings, with 12 runners reaching base.
Moreover, the Red Sox need to be playing with a chip on their shoulder because save for a recent six-game winning streak and maybe winning five of six following their last meeting with the Yankees on June 8 (a 9-1 loss in the Bronx), there really hasn't been anything distinct about the team's performance.
The Pirates didn't let the Red Sox have all the fun, getting a walk-off win of their own as Josh Bell continued the night's home run theme with a three-run, opposite-field shot down the left-field line.
"It's frustrating because we've put ourselves in situations to win some games and we haven't been able to close them out, for whatever reason", Joe Girardi said. "But at the same time they know what we did yesterday helped get us all in this organization closer to what we're ultimately trying to do".