The Boston Crimson Sox have misplaced 13 of their final 17 video games and may very well be sellers on the commerce deadline, however group president Sam Kennedy mentioned Tuesday that Xander Bogaerts and Rafael Devers should not in the marketplace.
Kennedy informed WEEI (through Alex Speier) that “there’s been no dialogue or communication internally or externally” about dealing both one of many All-Star infielders.
Bogaerts, 29, has earned 4 All-Star nods at shortstop, together with three within the final 4 seasons. Whereas he is beneath contract with the Crimson Sox by way of 2026 on a six-year, $120 million deal signed in 2019, Bogaerts can decide out after the 2022 season. Final 12 months, ESPN’s Joon Lee reported that is Bogaerts’ plan, and the group’s incapacity to re-sign the shortstop in April would not lend confidence to him returning in 2023.
Devers, 25, prevented arbitration this season by agreeing to a one-year, $11.2 million deal in March. He is eligible for arbitration once more in 2023, and that seems probably. Final month, Jon Heyman of the New York Put up reported the Crimson Sox had been “eons aside” with the third baseman in long-term talks this spring.
Whereas Kennedy mentioned there are not any plans to deal Bogaerts and Devers, he did not point out the potential of offers involving pitcher Nathan Eovaldi or designated hitter J.D. Martinez. These two gamers had been listed as commerce prospects by ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Tuesday morning.