After reaching an agreement on a one-year deal to avoid arbitration,
Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox moved swiftly to negotiate a long-term extension.
Bob Nightengale, an MLB source, reports that the Red Sox will sign Devers to an 11-year, $331 million deal.
Devers' contract ranks sixth in MLB history in terms of overall value.
Jeff Passan, an ESPN insider, said that Devers' contract deal with Boston is not yet official. The brilliant third baseman must pass his physical examination.
Red Sox second baseman Devers, a two-time All-Star, is coming off another excellent season. Last season, he had a.295 batting average with 27 home runs and 88 RBIs.
Red Sox supporters must be relieved by this news. Fans have already seen the team lose Mookie Betts in a trade and Xander Bogaerts in free agency.
Devers, who is 26 years old, will represent the Red Sox for the foreseeable future.