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Red Sox hoping Rafael Devers’s stint on disabled list is kept to the minimum

Rafael Devers reached on a bunt single in the first inning Saturday.Barry Chin/Globe Staff

For the second time in 18 days, Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers is on the 10-day disabled list.

Devers returned to the DL on Sunday with a left hamstring strain. Tzu-Wei Lin was recalled from Triple A Pawtucket to take his place in the roster.

Sox manger Alex Cora said the hope was Devers would be able to return when eligible, which would be Aug. 8.

“That’s what was recommended,” Devers said. “Personally I feel like I could come back sooner.”

Devers, 21, was injured in the eighth inning on Saturday night while running the bases.

“I feel good right now after last night,” Devers said. “When I was rounding second I felt a pull in my hamstring and I couldn’t continue running.”


Devers has a .721 OPS in 96 games and leads the majors with 20 errors. He was out July 11-21 with inflammation in his left shoulder.

Lin, 24, has a .493 OPS over 19 games in three previous stints with the Red Sox.

Blake Swihart is starting at third base on Sunday against the Minnesota Twins. It will be first start at the position professionally. Swihart played two innings at third on June 23 against the Seattle Mariners.

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