The Boston Red Sox placed All-Star third baseman Rafael Devers on the 10-day injured list on Saturday with an inflamed right hamstring, making the move after his early exit in a blowout loss.
Devers was retired in the fifth set of a blistering 28-5 loss to Toronto on Friday night.
The Red Sox started the day behind the Blue Jays by 2½ games for the third and final wildcard spot in the American League.
Devers felt a strain in his hamstrings on a swing during his last at bat Friday night. Manager Alex Cora said he noticed something when Devers doubled up in the first set.
“He didn’t look very good to be first. I guess he kept grinding,” Cora said Saturday. “After the swing (in the fifth inning), we asked him if he was okay. He said no.”
Devers was Boston’s lone starter in last Tuesday’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles. He ranks second in the American League in batting average (.324) and is also among the league leaders in home runs (22) and RBIs (55).
Outfielder Jaylin Davis had his contract selected from Triple-A Worcester, where he was hitting .236 with five home runs in 56 games.
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