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Xander Bogaerts | Shortstop

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 185
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Xander Bogaerts (neck) was scratched from the Red Sox starting lineup on Tuesday night.
Bogaerts was removed from Sunday's series finale against the Orioles with stiffness in his neck and isn't feeling well enough to start Tuesday's series-opener against the Rays. Jemile Weeks is at shortstop. Sep 23 - 5:37 PM

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Xander Bogaerts (neck) expects to return to the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday.

The young shortstop was removed from Sunday's contest against the Orioles due to stiffness in his neck. Jemile Weeks replaced him on Sunday and could get the call on Tuesday if Bogaerts has any sort of setback.
Sep 21 - 8:28 PM

Xander Bogaerts left Sunday's game against the Orioles with neck stiffness.

He can probably safely be considered day-to-day. Bogaerts was replaced at shortstop by Jemile Weeks.
Sep 21 - 2:17 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI to lead the Red Sox to an 8-4 win over the Royals on Sunday.

Bogaerts hit a three-run homer in the third inning before adding a sacrifice fly in the seventh. He's hit in eight straight games, including blasting three home runs, and the 21-year-old is batting .368 in September. It's a promising finish for Bogaerts after he struggled for much of the season.
Sep 14 - 6:56 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in a loss to the Orioles on Tuesday.

Bogaerts hit the solo shot, his 10th of the season, off Orioles starter Chris Tillman in the fourth inning. It was the Red Sox' lone run of the game. He almost scored the team's second run as well, but he was thrown out at the plate in the ninth inning. A deep slump has Bogaerts' overall line down, but he's hitting .371 (13-for-35) with two home runs and six RBI in September as he looks to end the season on a high note.
Sep 9 - 11:24 PM

Xander Bogaerts logged four hits in five at-bats, including his ninth home run of the season, in Tuesday's win over the Yankees.

Bogaerts hit a solo shot off of Shane Greene in the third inning shortly after Daniel Nava went yard. The shortstop suffered a homerless August and generally has not had a great offensive showing. He has a .231/.298/.350 slash line with 32 RBI on the season.
Sep 2 - 10:59 PM

Xander Bogaerts ended a forgettable month with a two-hit day against the Rays on Sunday.

Bogaerts singled and scored the Red Sox' first run in the third inning, and he also added a double against Rays starter Alex Cobb. It ends a month in which he had just nine hits, batting .123 with just two runs scored. The shortstop is hitting .224/.293/.335 on the year.
Aug 31 - 4:47 PM

Red Sox activated SS Xander Bogaerts from the 7-day disabled list.

Bogaerts began exhibiting concussion-like symptoms after taking a Felix Hernandez pitch off his helmet last Friday, so the Red Sox decided to play it safe with their young shortstop. He'll be back in action Saturday night.
Aug 30 - 4:29 PM

Xander Bogaerts (concussion) has been cleared to return to the Red Sox active roster on Saturday.

Bogaerts was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list last weekend, but he's been symptom-free since Monday and officially passed MLB's protocols on Wednesday. Bogaerts will try to finish the 2014 season on a positive note. He's batted just .223/.293/.333 so far.
Aug 27 - 5:18 PM

Xander Bogaerts (concussion) is expected to rejoin the Red Sox' lineup this weekend.

Bogaerts was placed on the concussion disabled list over the weekend but is now symptom-free. He'll need to officially be cleared by MLB first, but things are looking up for his return this weekend. "He's had a good day to day," manager John Farrell said. "He's come in and he's pretty much feeling symptom free, so we'll go through the next steps to get approval from MLB."
Aug 26 - 9:52 PM

Red Sox placed INF Xander Bogaerts on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Bogaerts was hit in the head on Friday and sat out the remainder of the weekend. While he reported improvement on Saturday and Sunday, he wasn't able to pass his concussion tests so the team will play things cautiously.
Aug 24 - 6:19 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Xander Bogaerts (head) is still undergoing concussion tests.

Bogaerts was beaned on Friday and has now missed two straight starts. He did report improvement on Saturday, but the Red Sox obviously want to make sure he can go through all necessary activities without having concussion symptoms. Brock Holt is at shortstop Sunday.
Aug 24 - 11:12 AM

Xander Bogaerts (head) is hoping to return to the lineup on Sunday.

Bogaerts reported improvement Saturday after Friday's beaning, but he sat out Saturday's game and still needed to go through concussion tests. There's no word yet on how those went. "Any time you get hit in the head and removed from the game, you’ve got to go through a protocol, which he’s going through today," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "Just to see if there’s any concussion symptoms."
Aug 24 - 9:21 AM

Xander Bogaerts is being evaluated for a concussion after a HBP in the head on Friday.

Bogaerts initially stayed in the game after being hit in the head by a Felix Hernandez pitch, but he left an inning later. The shortstop was 0-for-1 before leaving. The club should have more information on his injury and availability in the coming days.
Aug 22 - 10:00 PM

Xander Bogaerts was removed from Friday's game against the Mariners after being hit in the helmet by a pitch.

Bogaerts was hit by a Felix Hernandez pitch in the fifth inning but stayed in until the sixth. Brock Holt pinch hit for him in the sixth inning. That he was able to stay in and play shortstop suggests he may have avoided a concussion, but the Red Sox should provide more information on his status after the game.
Aug 22 - 9:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
3Dan Butler
1B1Mike Napoli
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Mookie Betts
2Jemile Weeks
3Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Carlos Rivero
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Brock Holt
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Allen Craig
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Anthony Ranaudo
6Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edward Mujica
2Junichi Tazawa
3Koji Uehara
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Tommy Layne
7Alex Wilson
8Steven Wright
9Drake Britton
10Matt Barnes
11Heath Hembree
12Edwin Escobar