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Xander Bogaerts | Shortstop | #2

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 10/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Xander Bogaerts (hand) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Bogaerts missed a couple of games with a small sprain of a joint in his right hand. He is starting at shortstop and hitting sixth on Thursday afternoon versus Toronto left-hander Francisco Liriano. Jul 20 - 10:10 AM

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Xander Bogaerts (hand) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.

Bogaerts has been deemed day-to-day with a muscle contusion and small sprain of a joint in his right hand. He sat on Tuesday and will do so again on Wednesday. Deven Marrero is manning short in his place against the Jays and is hitting ninth.
Jul 19 - 4:10 PM

Xander Bogaerts has been diagnosed with a muscle contusion and small sprain of a joint in his right hand.

Bogaerts was scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays, though he did appear as a pinch-runner in the 15-inning affair. The shortstop is considered day-to-day.
Jul 19 - 1:30 AM

Xander Bogaerts, who didn't start because of a sore hand, appeared as a pinch-runner in Tuesday's 15-inning game versus Toronto.

Bogaerts entered the game in the 11th, though he didn't stay in for defense afterwards. It's unclear whether he'll start Wednesday.
Jul 19 - 1:22 AM

Xander Bogaerts was scratched from the Red Sox lineup Tuesday due to a sore right hand.

Bogaerts took a pitch off the hand July 6 at Tampa Bay and has been dealing with discomfort ever since. Boston is hopeful it's just a day-to-day situation, but an MRI is scheduled. Deven Marrero will start at shortstop and bat eighth on Tuesday night against the Blue Jays.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jul 18 - 4:34 PM

Xander Bogaerts has been moved down to the No. 6 spot in the Red Sox' order Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

It's the first time since May 5 that he's hit lower than third. Bogaerts is hitting just .154/.244/.231 so far in July.
Jul 18 - 3:19 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-4 on Monday and is just 6-for-39 with two runs scored in July.

Bogaerts wasn't great in June, either, and his average has declined from .339 on May 30 to .296 now. He could probably use more time off than he's gotten, something that was clearly the case last year, too.
Jul 17 - 10:40 PM

Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox' lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Yankees.

It looks to be nothing more than a breather for Bogaerts. Tzu-Wei Lin is starting in his place at shortstop and batting ninth against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees on Sunday night.
Jul 16 - 6:32 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-3 and drew a walk in a loss to the Rays on Saturday.

His single was one of only three base knocks his teammates could generate against Rays' pitching on the afternoon. Bogaerts was returning to action after getting hit on the hand in the first inning of Thursday's game. He has a .308 batting average with six home runs, 50 runs scored and 41 RBI in 81 games. He has stolen nine bases in 10 attempts.
Jul 8 - 7:51 PM

Xander Bogaerts (hand) returned to the Red Sox' starting lineup on Saturday.

Bogaerts left Thursday's game after being hit by a pitch and was held out on Friday for precautionary reasons. He's starting at shortstop and batting third against Rays' right-hander Alex Cobb.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 8 - 1:03 PM

The Red Sox are hopeful that Xander Bogaerts (hand) will be able to return on Saturday or Sunday.

Bogaerts was held out of Friday's lineup after being hit in the right hand by a pitch on Thursday. X-rays came back negative and there's "a lot of improvement," but he felt worse than expected on Friday. "It's still tough to hold a bat and throw a ball," said Bogaerts. "I knew coming in today it would be tough to play. Hopefully tomorrow it's much better compared to today." Consider him day-to-day.
Jul 7 - 8:10 PM

Xander Bogaerts (hand) is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

X-rays on Bogaerts' right hand came back clean after he left Thursday's game following a hit by pitch, but he's surely still a little sore. Tzu-Wei Lin is at shortstop and Deven Marrero is at third base.
Jul 7 - 3:18 PM

X-rays on Xander Bogaerts' bruised hand came back negative.

Red Sox fans (and fantasy owners) can all let out a collective sigh of relief. Bogaerts was in considerable pain after taking a pitch off his right hand on Thursday night but appears to have escaped with only a bruise. The Red Sox are calling him day-to-day. Xander's .308 average ranks 12th in the American League.
Jul 6 - 8:44 PM

Xander Bogaerts left Thursday's game against the Rays with a bruised right hand.

Jacob Faria plunked Bogaerts with one out in the first inning. He stayed in to run the bases but came out after struggling with his warmup tosses between innings. Bogaerts is waiting further evaluation so he's not out of the woods yet. Tzu-Wei Lin replaced him at shortstop with Deven Marrero taking over at third base.
Jul 6 - 7:56 PM

Xander Bogaerts smoked a two-run jack in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.

He went deep off starter Andrew Cashner with a runner aboard in the sixth inning. It was his only hit of the ballgame and one of only three his team could put together. Bogaerts has a .308 batting average with six longballs, 41 RBI and 50 runs scored. He has stolen nine bases and is well on his way to eclipsing his career high of 13 bags.
Jul 6 - 1:41 AM

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