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Xander Bogaerts | Shortstop | #2

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / BOS
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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. Sep 22 - 3:21 PM

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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.
Sep 17 - 4:54 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.
Sep 14 - 12:00 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.
Aug 22 - 10:53 PM

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

He's just getting a breather. Brock Holt is filling in at shortstop.
Aug 14 - 10:38 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.
Aug 9 - 3:04 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.
Jul 30 - 1:04 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.
Jul 24 - 12:47 AM

Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored in a lopsided win over the Twins on Thursday.

The first four hitters in the Sox lineup finished 14-for-19 in the one-sided affair, and Bogaerts was right in the middle of the action with a two-run double in the third inning. The 23-year-old is hitting .324/.380/.470 with 61 RBI and 71 runs scored this year, and he's got 11 homers and 11 steals to boot.
Jul 21 - 10:03 PM

Xander Bogaerts launched a two-run homer in Friday’s win over the Yankees.

His sixth-inning blast ended up being the difference in the game. Ryan Hanigan and Travis Shaw also went deep in the victory. Bogaerts is now up to 11 home runs on the year, so he’s already one shy of his career-high from 2014. Of course, he needed 144 games to do that. He played in his 86th game of the season on Friday.
Jul 15 - 10:21 PM

Xander Bogaerts hit his 10th home run of the season, a two-run shot, in Saturday's win over the Rays.

Bogaerts finished 1-for-3 on the day with the two-run bomb off Rays starter Matt Moore. The 23-year-old All-Star is having a heck of a year to this point, batting .331 -- third-best average among qualified AL hitters -- with a .871 OPS, 55 RBI, 65 runs scored and 11 steals. The future is now.
Jul 9 - 10:15 PM

Xander Bogaerts is back in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.

Bogaerts was given the day off Tuesday, but he's right back in there for Wednesday's game. The 23-year-old shortstop is batting .343/.395/.494 with nine homers, 50 RBI, and 10 steals over 75 games this season.
Jun 29 - 9:38 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said during a radio appearance on WEEI that Xander Bogaerts will get the day off off Tuesday versus the Rays.

Farrell has talked about giving Bogaerts a day off, so he's going to get it out of the way. Marco Hernandez is expected to start at shortstop.
Jun 28 - 2:47 PM

Xander Bogaerts is in the Red Sox's starting lineup Monday against the Rays.

Manager John Farrell hinted that Bogaerts would get the night off after making his third error in four games Sunday against Texas. The Red Sox even called up infielder Mike Miller from Triple-A Pawtucket to spell Bogaerts at shortstop but here he is, starting for the 59th game in a row. Bogaerts will bat in his usual third spot against Rays left-hander Blake Snell.
Jun 27 - 3:25 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell says Xander Bogaerts is tired and "needs a day."

Bogaerts' bat hasn't slowed down yet—his batting average is second in the American League behind Jose Altuve—but his defense has deteriorated over the past week with three errors in his last four games. Xander hasn't sat since April 23 and is due for a breather. Sitting Wednesday against the Rays is the most likely scenario with the Red Sox off on Thursday. That would give Xander a couple days to catch his breath.
Jun 27 - 8:48 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Ryan Hanigan
3Bryan Holaday
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Marco Hernandez
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Yoan Moncada
4Pablo Sandoval
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Brock Holt
3Chris Young
4Blake Swihart
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Fernando Abad
6Robbie Ross
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Robby Scott
10Joe Kelly
11Heath Hembree
12Noe Ramirez
13Carson Smith
14Brandon Workman