Concerning Rafael Devers Update After Friday's Scratch

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora provides the fanbase with an injury update on Rafael Devers.
Mar 26, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) rounds the
Mar 26, 2024; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (11) rounds the / Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The MLB season has just gotten underway but things are already hitting a rough patch for the Boston Red Sox.

They kicked off the campaign with a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners and split the first two matchups but Friday's loss came with an extra punch.

Third baseman Rafael Devers was a late scratch from Boston's lineup prior to Friday's contest. Manager Alex Cora provided an update on Devers' status.

"He showed up today and he wasn’t moving well, he didn’t feel great. We have to be smart about it. He’s day to day," Cora said to reporters on Mar. 29. He added, "He’ll come in tomorrow. Hopefully, he’ll be ready to go. And if that’s not the case, we’ll wait one more day.”

Red Sox News: Rafael Devers Was A Late Scratch For Friday's Game

What's more concerning is that Devers told reporters that his pain began in spring training.

“It started in Fort Myers. It was getting worse and worse. Today, in practice I felt a bit more and wanted to just be smart," Devers told reporters through team interpreter Carlos Villoria-Benítez.

With 160 games still left on the slate, it would be smart for the Red Sox to be careful with their best player.

Even with the pain in his shoulder, Devers suited up in the season opener and was effective. He went 2-of-5 with a two-run bomb.

However long Devers is out, the Red Sox will miss his presence out on the diamond.

It could be a tough season for Boston. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Red Sox have the worst odds (+1900) to win the AL East, trailing the Yankees, Rays, Orioles, and Blue Jays.

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