Rafael Devers has been swinging a hot bat in August, but he showcased a different part of his game Monday.
The Boston Red Sox rookie third baseman’s defense was supposed to be a work in progress when he was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket in July, but it looked very polished during the third inning against the Cleveland Indians.
Jose Ramirez laced a rocket to the left of Devers, but the phenom was able to make a diving stop and pop up to throw out Ramirez for the second out of the inning.
Take a look.
Red Sox fans should get used to seeing Devers make these kinds of plays at the hot corner.
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