Red Sox agree to contracts with 17 players, including Benintendi, Devers, Brasier

John Tomase
March 02, 2019 - 8:44 am

The Red Sox announced one-year deals with 17 players on Saturday, including postseason heroes Andrew Benintendi, Ryan Brasier, and Rafael Devers.

With the agreements in place for these pre-arbitration players, all players on the big league roster are now under contract for 2019.

Here's the full list: Pitchers Ryan Brasier, Colten Brewer, Darwinzon Hernandez, Brian Johnson, Travis Lakins, Bobby Poyner, Denyi Reyes, Chandler Shepherd, Josh Taylor, Hector Velazquez, and Marcus Walden; outfielder Andrew Benintendi; infielders Michael Chavis, Rafael Devers, Marco Hernandez, Tzu-Wei Lin, and Sam Travis.

The biggest name on the list is Benintendi, who will be eligible for arbitration next year. He hit .290 with 16 homers and 87 RBIs last year. His diving catch on Alex Bregman to end Game 4 of the ALCS in Houston was one of the signature plays of the postseason.

Brasier rose from obscurity to post a 1.04 ERA over nine appearances in the playoffs, earning a song from Boston rocker Kay Hanley in the process after a confrontation with Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez in the ALDS.

As for Devers, he hit .385 with a homer and six RBIs in the ALCS.

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