Rafael Devers leaves Red Sox game because of hamstring tightness
MINNEAPOLIS — Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers left Wednesday night’s game against the Twins in the top of the fifth inning because of what the team described as right hamstring tightness. He is considered day to day.
Devers appeared to experience some discomfort when beating out an infield single, a notion that gained currency when he left for pinch runner Eduardo Nunez after reaching third on a Xander Bogaerts RBI double.
“I felt it immediately, especially after that hit,” Devers said through translator Bryan Almonte after Boston’s victory Wednesday. “Since I struggled with hamstring injuries last year I wanted to be more careful than anything . . . It’s not as bad as what I dealt with last year.”
Devers went on the injured list with hamstring injuries twice in 2018, sidelined in July and August. In both instances, however, the issues were with his left hamstring.