Boston Red Sox

Jun 16, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) hits a double against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball released the winners for the 2021 Silver Slugger awards Thursday night. The Red Sox are represented among the winners – twice.

At shortstop, Xander Bogaerts took home the silver bat for the fourth time in his career. Only four shortstops have won the award more times in their careers. At third base, Rafael Devers was recognized as Silver Slugger for the first time in his career. He’s the first Red Sox third baseman to win the award since Adrian Beltré in 2010. Outfielder Hunter Renfroe was also named a finalist, but didn’t end up coming away with the award.

Bogaerts, 29, hit .295 with 23 home runs and 79 RBIs in 2021. He led all shortstops with a .370 on base percentage.

Devers, 25, hit a career-best 38 home runs, driving in 113 runs while hitting .279. That home run number led major league third basemen in 2021 – he also led in RBIs, extra-base hits (76), and slugging percentage (.583), while ranking second in runs (101), hits (165), and doubles (37).

This is the 17th time in the last 21 seasons the Red Sox have had at least one player win a Silver Slugger award, with 10 winners over the last six years. With Devers and Bogaerts added to the total, the Red Sox have now had 48 players win the award in the 42 years it has been awarded.

For the full list of 2021 Silver Slugger winners, click here.

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