Xander Bogaerts

Xander Bogaerts named finalist for Rawlings Gold Glove Award

October 29, 2015 - 9:33 am

For all the criticism Xander Bogaerts received for his fielding in 2014, he turned things around in a big way in 2015. The shortstop was named a finalist for the American League's Rawlings Gold Glove Award for the position on Thursday. The two other shortstop finalists are Alcides Escobar of the Royals and Didi Gregorious of the Yankees. In 676 chances this season, the 22-year-old Bogaerts made only 11 errors and showed tremendous improvement, especially with his range, from a year ago. Former Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli was also named a finalist at his position. The winners will be announced on November 13. For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.