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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 attempted to spark a ninth-inning rally by himself, hitting a solo home run off of Casey Janssen, but the Red Sox ultimately fell to the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
It's been a tough year for the third baseman, but the Red Sox hope the flash of power on display Tuesday is a sign of things to come. The 21-year-old owns a .241/.311/.362 slash line with eight home runs and 26 RBI. Jul 29 - 10:28 PM

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Xander Bogaerts had an RBI and scored two runs in a win over the Astros on Sunday.

Bogaerts actually went hitless in the game, but he found ways to contribute nonetheless. The 21-year-old hit an RBI sacrifice fly in the third inning, and he scored in the second and seventh innings in the Red Sox' rout. He finishes the first half with a meager .235/.311/.348 line, but he's talented enough to turn that around in the second half.
Jul 13 - 7:24 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Wednesday that the team has not considered demoting Xander Bogaerts.

Bogaerts went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Cubs and is batting .099 with a .287 OPS over his last 97 plate appearances. But the Red Sox feel the talented 21-year-old can figure it out at the major league level. "What we monitor is, does (a slump) become a distraction inside the lines? And right now, it’s not," Farrell said. "He is somebody we believe in and continue to have him in the lineup and provide opportunities."
Jul 3 - 8:58 AM

Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox starting lineup for Sunday night's contest against the Yankees.

The struggling infielder will take a night off, as he's mired in a 2-for-35 slump (.057) over his last nine games. Brock Holt will draw the start at the hot corner while Mookie Betts debuts in right field.
Jun 29 - 4:07 PM

Xander Bogaerts has been dropped to No. 7 in the Red Sox' batting order for Tuesday's game versus the Mariners.

Bogaerts is in the midst of a 5-for-52 slide at the dish, so it's no surprise that he's been dropped from his customary No. 2 spot in the order. It's been an up-and-down season for the young shortstop.
Jun 24 - 6:17 PM

Xander Bogaerts is not in Saturday's lineup against the Athletics.

Bogaerts has been slumping again of late, so perhaps a day off will do him some good. Jonathan Herrera will fill in at third base.
Jun 21 - 12:22 PM

Xander Bogaerts (illness) is back in the Red Sox starting lineup Monday against the Twins.

Bogaerts sat out Sunday with a minor illness. He's batting second and playing third base on Monday.
Source: WEEI
Jun 16 - 3:36 PM

Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox' lineup Sunday because he's under the weather.

He should be fine in a day or two. Brock Holt is handling third base Sunday in Bogaerts' place.
Jun 15 - 11:15 AM

Xander Bogaerts hit a solo homer, drew a walk, and scored two runs Friday against the Indians.

Bogaerts busted out of an 0-for-19 slump with a solo shot off Cody Allen in the eighth inning which hit off the light tower above the Green Monster in left field. Even with his recent funk, the 21-year-old has more than held his own at the plate this season with a .278/.367/.432 batting line over 64 games.
Jun 13 - 11:15 PM

Xander Bogaerts is not in the Red Sox lineup Thursday.

It's just a day of rest for Bogaerts, who is in an 0-for-16 rut. Brock Holt will start at third base in Boston's series opener versus the Indians. Stephen Drew is also out Thursday, with Jonathan Herrera playing shortstop.
Jun 12 - 3:17 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with an RBI double in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday.

Bogaerts got the Red Sox on the board in a hurry, lining a double off the top of the left field wall in the first inning, plating Brock Holt who had started the game with a single. The rookie infielder is now hitting an impressive .296/.387/.454 on the year.
Jun 6 - 10:02 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Indians.

Bogaerts has now homered in back-to-back games, showing no issues since sliding from shortstop over to third base. His home run Tuesday came off of T.J. House in the third inning, his fifth of the season. Bogaerts is impressively slashing .304/.395/.464.
Jun 3 - 10:44 PM

Xander Bogaerts made his first start of the season at third base on Monday and went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer against the Indians.

That homer plated both Boston runs in the game. Bogaerts certainly hasn't sulked since the Stephen Drew signing; his bat was already heating up before the move, but he's been lights out since.
Jun 2 - 9:46 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with an RBI double and a run scored Friday against the Rays.

His double off David Price in the seventh inning tied the game and the Red Sox eventually won in 10 innings. The 21-year-old Bogaerts has been red-hot of late and now owns an impressive .304/.393/.435 batting line through 52 games.
May 30 - 11:56 PM

Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's win over the Braves.

Bogaerts was the key to an eighth-inning rally in which the Red Sox tied the game at three apiece, as Bogaerts singled in a run, then scored the tying run on A.J. Pierzynski's single. He then sent the Red Sox home with a walk-off infield single, as Jackie Bradley, Jr. scored on second baseman Tommy La Stella's error. Bogaerts now has back-to-back three-hit games and carries an impressive .296/.388/.425 slash line.
May 29 - 10:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Kelly Johnson
LF1Allen Craig
2Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Shane Victorino
3Daniel Nava
4Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rubby De La Rosa
3Joe Kelly
4Allen Webster
5Brandon Workman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop