Red Sox Place All-Star On Injured List

One day after suffering their most embarrassing loss in franchise history, the Boston Red Sox have had injury added to their insult, placing All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers on the injured list.

He felt "hamstring tightness" in his last at-bat in their 28-5 whooping at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays Friday night, and he has indeed been placed on the 10-day IL with what the team is describing as right hamstring inflammation.

Devers is having another All-Star season, batting .324 with a .379 on-base percentage, a .602 slugging and a .981 OPS. He has 22 home runs with 55 RBIs. 

The Red Sox entered Saturday's action three games back of the Wild Card, so can ill afford to be without Devers for very long.

It's the 25-year-old's second straight season making the All-Star team, and will be entering his contract year next season, if an extension is not signed. He and the Red Sox are nowhere close at this juncture on that front.

“I know my value", Devers has been quoted as saying. "I don’t want to be compared with anyone else, regardless of what the position is. I’m me, and that’s who I want to be compared to. I know what my value is.”

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