The Boston Red Sox and All-Star slugger Rafael Devers reached a deal at the 11th hour Tuesday to avoid arbitration, according to reports.
Devers, 25, will earn $11.2 million in 2022.
The sides had until a 1 p.m. ET deadline to settle on a deal.
The Red Sox also reached deals with outfielder Alex Verdugo ($3.55 million), starting pitcher Nick Pivetta ($2.65M), second baseman Christian Arroyo ($1.2M) and relief pitcher Josh Taylor ($1.025M), per the reports.
Devers hit .279/.352/.538 with 38 home runs and 113 RBIs in 156 games for the Red Sox last season. This is the third baseman’s second year of arbitration eligibility; he’s eligible to hit free agency after the 2023 season. Devers made $4.575 million in 2021.
Verdugo, 25, hit .289/.351.426 with 13 home runs and 63 RBIs in 2021.
Pivetta, 29, went 9-8 with a 4.53 ERA in 30 starts and one relief appearance last season. Taylor, 29, went 1-0 with a 3.40 ERA in 61 appearances in 2021, with 11.3 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched.
Arroyo, 26, hit .262 with six homers and 25 RBIs in 57 games.
The Red Sox will not have any arbitration hearings in 2022.
–Field Level Media