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Red Sox prospect Rafael Devers shines in Pawtucket debut

Boston Red Sox's Rafael Devers walks through the team's practice facility during baseball spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
AP Photo/David Goldman

Despite the fact that the Boston Red Sox are currently atop the AL East standings, the team has struggled to find a consistent option at third base. Pablo Sandoval was designated for assignment on Friday, and other options have struggled with either production or injuries this season.

With that being the case, it would be understandable if some are wondering about the chances of top prospect Rafael Devers being part of the equation down the line. Devers was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, and it didn’t take him long to make a positive first impression.

Devers reached base in each of his first four at-bats on Saturday, hitting two singles, a double and a home run. At Double-A Portland, Devers hit .300 with 18 home runs, 56 RBI and a .944 OPS.

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