Rafael Devers Parents
Rafael Devers parents Lucrecia Garcia and Rafael Devers Sr are residents of the Dominican Republic.
The love for the game began at a young age and it was all thanks to his father Rafael Devers Sr. The father-son duo would go to every game possible. Rafael Sr was a former baseball player of the Dominican League but had to quit the sport to focus on his work.
Rafael would frequently travel with his dad to watch Rafael Sr play in the amateur leagues. Since then till now the love for the game has continued to grow. In 2017, when Devers was promoted to the Boston Red Sox side, his father was the first to know about the news.
Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Rafael didn't have the best control over the English language. He required a translator during his early interviews. When he was promoted by Boston Red Sox and was interviewed by the MLB network in 2017, he expressed his emotions with a translator helping him out.
The baseball player said his father was more excited than him about his promotion. It was certainly an emotional moment for Rafael Sr as once he would watch the MLB from his television set with his son, and now his son was going to be one of the big hitters.
.@Rafael_Devers spent his off day talking hitting with @MLBNetwork! pic.twitter.com/R5RFD4WnXc— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 11, 2017
In an interview in 2019, Rafael mentioned he would call his mother, Lucrecia, twice a day. He would also talk to his brother, who was still in the Dominican Republic at the time.
It's been five years since Devers was promoted to the MLB, and many things have changed. In 2022, he gave a full interview in English, which got praised by his manager, and now he has gone on to sign the biggest contract in the history of the Boston Red Sox.