Red Sox minor lines: Rafael Devers arrives

Boston's big international signing of 2013 has arrived on the scene with a bang.

Pawtucket L 1-3

Ryan Roberts: 0-4
Dan Butler: 2-3, 2B, BB
Travis Shaw: 1-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 K
Christian Vazquez: 2-5

Anthony Ranaudo: 5 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
Rich Hill: 1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K

Pawtucket L 1-3

Travis Shaw: 0-3, K
Christian Vazuqez: 1-3, 2B, K
Dan Butler: 0-4, K
Garin Cecchini: 0-1

Matt Barnes: 6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 6 K

It feels like this sort of outing has been coming for Anthony Ranaudo, who hasn't really been pitching as well as his results suggest. Matt Barnes lies somewhere on the other end of the spectrum in that, while he hasn't been amazing, that 5.01 ERA tells a much worse tale than it probably should after a pair of truly awful performances. This game, then, while not spectacular, is very much a step in the right direction.

Portland L 4-6

Mookie Betts: 0-4, BB, K
Deven Marrero: 3-5, 2B
Blake Swihart: 0-4
Sean Coyle: 0-3, BB
Keury De La Cruz: 2-4, 2B, E

You might remember Keury De La Cruz as one of last year's bigger disappointments. Well, he's back in action for the first time this year with a chance to undo the damage of a 2013 campaign that saw him produce and OBP under .300 for Salem. So far, so good.

Salem L 4-5

Pat Light: 6 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Not a bad outing from Pat Light. His last two haven't been great, but he has managed to go at least six innings in three straight starts with Salem after being unable to make it that far in his first four.

Greenville L 2-7

Forrestt Allday: 1-5, 2 K
Tzu-Wei Lin: 1-3, K, SB
Wendell Rijo: 1-3, 2B, BB, SB
Manuel Margot: 0-2, BB, K

Greenville W 7-3

Forrestt Allday: 2-4, 2 2B
Tzu-Wei Lin: 0-4, K
Wendell Rijo: 2-4, K

Forrestt Allday continues to rake in the early portions of his season. The late start is unfortunate, though, for a player who could really use a quick promotion.

DSL Red Sox W 10-1

Rafael Devers: 3-5, 2B, HR

DSL Red Sox W 10-8

Rafael Devers: 1-3, 3B, 2 BB, K

Look, the DSL is very much the lowest level of competition in professional baseball. As such, anything that happens there can be...misleading. But they don't get all that much younger then Devers (he was born in 1996, which is just entirely unacceptable, universe), so if the DSL is age appropriate for anyone, it's for Devers.

Regardless, no matter how large a grain of salt you take his performance, with, this is a nice way to introduce yourself. We'll be keeping an eye out for other standouts in this lowest level, but for now Devers is an obvious follow.

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