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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 will play for Team Netherlands in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
He's going to start at third base, deferring to defensive maestro Andrelton Simmons at short. Bogaerts noted to Boston beat writers Thursday that the Red Sox won the World Series after he participated in the 2013 WBC. Jan 19 - 2:39 PM

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Red Sox and SS Xander Bogaerts avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

Bogaerts was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. The young shortstop sported a .294/.356/.446 batting line with a career-high 21 homers and 84 RBI last season.
Jan 13 - 4:15 PM

Xander Bogaerts is considering playing for Aruba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.

This, according to Bogaerts' agent, Scott Boras. The 24-year-old shortstop is coming off a 2016 season in which he slashed .294/.356/.446 with 21 homers, 89 RBI and 13 steals.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts had a pair of singles and a run scored in Monday's loss to the Indians.

Bogaerts entered the night with just one hit and four strikeouts in his first eight plate appearances of the series, but he was the only one of the Red Sox to record multiple hits in this one. Josh Tomlin (surprisingly) and the Indians' bullpen (not surprisingly) was able to hold the Red Sox in check. David Ortiz went 0-for-1 with a sac fly and two walks in what turned out to be his final game.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:26:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts told on Sunday that he feels "good" physically.

Bogaerts is 1-for-8 with four strikeouts through two games in the ALDS and he's displayed some signs of fatigue, but it's not something that will lead to a lineup change. "I feel good," Bogaerts said. "I don’t have any problems. We’ve had a lot of time off, in between games. So I feel rested. Physically, I feel really good."
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 10:23:00 AM

Xander Bogaerts went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday’s Game 1 loss to the Indians.

The three strikeouts tied a season-high. The 25-year-old struggled over the final two months of the season and he looked uncomfortable all night in Game 1. He was up with the tying run on third base in the top of the eighth inning, but Cody Allen got him to chase a pitch in the dirt to get out of a jam.
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 11:52:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts hit his 21st home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

Bogaerts jumped on a CC Sabathia pitch in the fourth inning for a solo homer. It was his only hit in the game, and the only run the Sox could manage against Sabathia and company. The 23-year-old continues to add to his strong 2016 numbers, as he's now hitting .294/.355/.445 with 21 homers, 89 RBI, 114 runs scored and 13 steals.
Thu, Sep 29, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts is getting the night off Thursday.

Red Sox manager John Farrell has talked about finding rest for his regulars over these final 10 regular-season games, and Bogaerts will take his turn Thursday. Brock Holt is starting at shortstop and batting second against Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts clubbed his 20th home run on Saturday as the Red Sox dispatched of the Yankees 6-5.

Bogaerts came through with a run-scoring double to get the Red Sox on the board in the third inning. His two-run blast in the fifth inning pulled the Red Sox to within a run at 5-4. He also added a single on the afternoon, finishing the day 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI. He's now hitting .299/.356/.451 with 20 long balls and 88 RBI on the year.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:54:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts ripped a solo homer in Tuesday's loss to the Orioles.

Bogaerts' blast to center field cut the Orioles' lead to two in the fifth inning, but that's as close as the Red Sox got. It was his lone hit on the night in five trips to the dish. Bogaerts has already exceeded his previous career high in homers by seven and needs just one more dinger for his first 20-homer campaign.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Xander Bogaerts singled and launched a two-run homer in Monday's victory over the Rays.

Bogaerts' tater off of Danny Farquhar in the ninth inning padded the Red Sox' lead. He also drew a walk on the night, reaching base in three of his five trips to the dish. Bogaerts was in a bit of a funk for a while but now has tallied multiple hits in three of his last four contests.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 10:53:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. Brock Holt is filling in at shortstop.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 10:38:00 AM

Xander Bogaerts is not in Tuesday's lineup versus the Yankees.

He's likely just getting a routine day off. Brock Holt will make the start at shortstop and bat seventh against Luis Severino.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 03:04:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts smacked a two-run homer and added an RBI double in Friday's game.

He finished 2-for-5 on the night with three RBI and two runs scored. The longball was his 13th of the season. His .331 batting average ranks him fourth in the major leagues while his 78 runs scored rank sixth.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 01:04:00 AM

Xander Bogaerts finished 4-for-6 with a run scored in a loss to the Twins on Saturday.

The Red Sox pounded out 15 hits on the night, led by Bogaerts' four, but the Twins won the slugfest. That wasn't by fault of the 23-year-old Bogaerts, who is 11-for-22 in his last five games. The ultra-talented young shortstop is hitting .329/.385/.474 with 61 RBI and 72 runs scored, sixth-most in the American League, on the season.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 12:47:00 AM

Depth Charts

C1Sandy Leon
2Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
3Marco Hernandez
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Carlos Quentin
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Bryce Brentz
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
8Henry Owens
9Kyle Kendrick
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robby Scott