Red Sox Get Great Update on Rafael Devers' Return From Injury

The Boston Red Sox should have the star third baseman back in the starting lineup on Monday.
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The Boston Red Sox have been ravaged by injuries this season as they’ve lost multiple pitchers and a few hitters, including Trevor Story. All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers has been dealing with left shoulder soreness, which has bothered him since Mar. 29.

Devers has tried to play through it but has missed the last few games for the Red Sox. Boston cannot afford for the star slugger to miss any more time as they try to stay competitive in the AL East.

However, the good news for Boston fans is that Devers could return to the starting lineup soon.

Red Sox News: Rafael Devers Scheduled to Return to Starting Lineup on Monday

Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters ahead of Sunday’s series finale against the Los Angeles Angels that Devers should be back tomorrow, per Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic. Cora adds that the 27-year-old third baseman wanted to return today, but they are giving it one more day.

Bobby Dalbec will again be handling the duties at third base for the Red Sox. This season, the 27-year-old Devers is hitting a pedestrian .184 with two home runs and three RBI. 

The last time we saw Devers on the field was Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles. In that game, Devers went 0-for-2, with two walks, a run scored, and a strikeout. Boston cannot wait for Devers to return on Monday as Dalbec has struggled at the plate, going for 0-for-16.

Boston hopes to take the three-game set against the Angels, before welcoming the Cleveland Guardians for a four-game set at Fenway on Monday.

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