BOSTON — Rafael Devers is the latest addition to Boston’s disabled list, a list that is up to nine different players and has cost the team some 597 roster games.

The Sox are actually doing better than last year when their players on the DL missed 1,336 games.

Devers has inflammation in his left shoulder and it affects him both offensively and defensively, according to manager Alex Cora. The injury dates from June 17 in Seattle when Devers dove back into first base, hands first, to avoid being doubled off on a liner by Brock Holt.

“Something I really appreciate,” Cora said, “is he never asked out of the lineup. He’s a guy who is just 21 and never used it as an excuse. I’m proud of him.”

Devers’ defensive play this year, while not good, has held steady throughout the injury. His offense actually improved after June 17. Devers was hitting .235 at the end of that day and hit .264 between then and Tuesday night, his most recent game.

Since the disabled list covers calendar days and not games, Devers is not likely to miss a significant number of games because of the four-day All-Star break. He expects to be back in the lineup July 21 in Detroit.

Through interpreter Daveson Perez, Devers said he initially felt only slight discomfort after the play in Seattle but the soreness in his shoulder kept getting worse. It particularly hurts when he swings.

The Sox had an MRI done on the shoulder and it showed no structural issues, just inflammation.

Porcello goes for 12

Rick Porcello goes after his 12th win of the season at 7:10 p.m. Friday and will be opposed by Blue Jays rookie Ryan Borucki. Porcello is 11-3 with a 3.58 earned run average this season while Borucki has pitched well in three major starts without a win to show for his efforts. The lefty is 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA.

Porcello is 3-0 with a 3.69 ERA in his last five starts. He could be 5-0 in those games, as he has been victimized by blown saves by Matt Barnes and Joe Kelly. Porcello has seen the Blue Jays a lot since joining the Red Sox and is 8-3 in 15 starts against them in a Boston uniform.

That includes a 6-1 record at Fenway Park.

Clearing the bases

The Red Sox’ long, ugly slump while batting with the bases loaded is ancient history.

They delivered five runs with the bases loaded Thursday night on Sandy Leon’s fielder’s choice and Mookie Betts’ grand slam. The Sox are batting a robust .333 with the bases full and that includes an 0-for-24 drought from May 3 through June 12.

Boston’s recent results have been particularly excellent.

Beginning with Devers’ grand slam at Yankee Stadium on June 30, Red Sox batters are 8-for-11 (.727) with the bases loaded and have produced 24 runs in 15 plate appearances in that span. For the season, Boston hitters have 82 RBI in 101 plate appearances, an excellent ratio.

Unsurprisingly, J.D. Martinez has been the team’s best bases-loaded hitter at 5-for-7 (.714) with 13 RBI. Xander Bogaerts is 4-for-7 (.571) with 14 RBI. The shortstop has historically been very good with the bases loaded as his .328 career average shows.

He has 65 RBI in 76 plate appearances and has had eight bases-clearing hits in his career. That includes a rare three-run single on July 7, 2015.

Not the best starts

Drew Pomeranz is scheduled to start for the Pawtucket Red Sox tonight. It will be his third rehab start since being sent to Triple-A as he recovers from tendinitis in his left biceps.

He has not been sharp, allowing six earned runs in 5 2/3 innings. That includes four home runs allowed. The Sox are looking for Pomeranz to find some consistency with mechanics. He has been lacking that both at the major- and minor-league levels this season.

Honors for Navy hero

Prior to Thursday’s game, the Red Sox honored the late Navy Seaman Nicholas J. Murphy, who was killed at the age of 19 in November 2016 when he was hit by a car as he saved the life of a friend and fellow sailor by pushing her out of the way. He was in training to become a Navy SEAL and was named a 2017 American Red Cross Heartland Hero.

Murphy, a lifelong Boston fan, was remembered in a pregame ceremony. His older brother, Grant, threw out a ceremonial first pitch. Murphy’s mother, Theresa (Brodeur) Murphy, is a Rhode Island native.

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Diamond dust

Dever’s replacement on the roster, Tzu-Wei Lin, has not had a hit in his last 26 major league at-bats. ... Steve Pearce took a pitch on the shin in the first inning and eventually left the game. He is listed as day-to-day. ... Tonight will be Boston’s 11th game on Friday the 13th since 2007. They are 6-4 in the previous 10 but 6-1 in the last seven. It is the team's second this season. The Sox beat the Orioles at Fenway Park on Friday, April 13.