Correspondent Yoon-jun Ko = David Otis, former leader of the Boston Red Sox and inducted into the Hall of Fame, visited the spring camp site of his parent team. He met every player, but Ortiz spent a lot of time with Rafael Devers.
Otis entered the Hall of Fame first round in January with 77.9% of the vote. He made his debut with the Minnesota Twins, but played 14 seasons with Boston and remained a team legend. He recorded a career batting average of 0.286, 541 homers, 1,768 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.931, and built a brilliant career with ten All-Stars, seven Silver Sluggers, and three World Series championships.안전놀이터
He arrived at Boston’s spring camp that day and met the team. Ortiz first spoke to Alex Cora, his same-age friend and former teammate. He said, “Cora passed on his experience well and filled the clubhouse with good chemistry. He is preparing every day for the match at the highest level,” he praised.
Ortiz then met Devers. Devers signed an 11-year, $331 million extension with Boston ahead of this season. With Xander Bogarts and Mookie Betts all leaving, Devers was the last star of the franchise, so expectations from the team are very high.
He was the same as Ortiz the Legend. He said, “Devers is now the face of the club and the player who represents the franchise. He’s doing great now, but it definitely has to change. He explains that in order to be a team leader, he has to realize and learn how to do it.”
“I am from the same Dominican Republic as he is,” Ortiz said. I plan to have a little more relationship with him. He likes to be good at baseball. He will also have a conversation about him,” he added.
‘MLB.com’ said, “As Ortiz said, he plans to spend more time with Devers in the future. Devers will be able to focus on taking on a larger leadership role.”
Devers had a batting average of 0.295 last year, 27 homers, 88 RBIs, 84 runs and an OPS of 0.879, and was selected as an All-Star for the second time in his career. Attention is focusing on how Devers, who will continue to defend Boston’s corner, will lead the team.