Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts day-to-day after getting hit by pitch

John Tomase
May 28, 2015 - 6:44 pm

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A great night for the Red Sox was marred on Thursday when shortstop Xander Bogaerts was forced to leave a 5-1 victory over the Rangers in the fourth inning with a left forearm contusion. Bogaerts was hit in the wrist in the second inning by a Nick Martinez fastball and appeared to be in considerable pain, slamming his helmet in frustration and taking steps toward the Red Sox dugout. After a lengthy visit from the training staff and manager John Farrell, Bogaerts stayed in the game. He was replaced in the fourth by pinch hitter Carlos Peguero, but it appears the Red Sox have dodged a bullet. Farrell said further examination didn't reveal any breaks, and expected Bogaerts to be day-to-day, with the hope of playing on Friday. "There's no fracture of any kind," Farrell said. "He had a scan here tonight. Day-to-day, hopefully he'll be ready to go tomorrow. Just above the wrist." Bogaerts is hitting .268 with a pair of homers. He went 0-for-12 in the recently completed series against the Twins, and was looking to get back on track Thursday before getting hit.