Manuel Margot

Manuel Margot, Rafael Devers have uneventful outings in Futures Game

Ryan Hannable
July 12, 2015 - 1:59 pm

CINCINNATI -- It was a fairly uneventful day for Manuel Margot and Rafael Devers -- the Red Sox' two representatives in the Sirus XM Futures Game, both members of the World Team. Margot, currently with Double-A Portland, started the game in center field and played five innings, as he was removed for prior to the bottom of the sixth. At the plate he went 0-for-2. In his first at-bat he struck out on a weak swing on a full count on a pitch up and away and in his second at-bat he was robbed of a base hit by shortstop JP Crawford with a leaping catch. Crawford is in Double-A in the Pirates organization. Margot did make a nice catch on the warning track in the deepest part of the ballpark in the second inning off the bat of Richie Schaffer. "It's been a really great experience," Margot said through a translator following the game. "I'm really proud to be here. The fans have been great. I thank God and everyone else for giving me the opportunity." Devers, who is just 18 years old and with Low-A Greenville, entered the game in the bottom of the sixth inning at third base. In his first at-bat he hit a weak chopper to first base to end the top of the seventh and then in the ninth he struck out looking for the final out of the game. "I'm really proud," Devers said through a translator. "It's such an important event because there are so many great players. To be the one representing this team is really special." Team USA beat the World Team 10-1. They are now 11-6 lifetime in the 17-year history of the game. For more Red Sox news, check out