Xander Bogaerts

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August 23, 2018 - 3:33 pm
With so much attention on Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, it might be easy for some people to overlook the great season Xander Bogaerts is having. It was hard to miss him Wednesday night, though. Bogaerts belted a pair of solo home runs to help lift the Red Sox to a 10-4 win over the Indians, a...
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Jackie Bradley
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John Tomase
August 17, 2018 - 10:27 pm
The Red Sox offense may center around Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez, but it's at its best when Jackie Bradley is doing his thing on the margins. The oft-maligned center fielder may not be a consistent offensive threat, but when he does produce, the Red Sox are nearly unbeatable. On Friday night...
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Rob Bradford
August 02, 2018 - 5:03 pm
After listening to Alex Cora prior to Thursday night's game, there's a little less worry about Xander Bogaerts' right hand. The Red Sox manager said the shortstop's hand, which was hit by a 99 mph fastball Tuesday night, had progressed enough to suggest Bogaerts might be available to start in the...
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Alex Reimer
August 01, 2018 - 11:05 am
The Red Sox have been flawless so far this season. They’re 41 games above .500 and hold a five-game lead over the vaunted Yankees on Aug. 1. But Tuesday’s events are a grim reminder of how quickly it can all end. At around 5:00 p.m., the Red Sox announced Chris Sale was being placed on the 10-day...
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Xander Bogaerts
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John Tomase
July 31, 2018 - 11:44 pm
The diagnosis sounded positive: right hand contusion, X-rays negative. The look on Xander Bogaerts' face suggested otherwise. Drilled in the hand by a Seranthony Dominguez fastball in the ninth inning of a 3-1 loss to the Phillies, Bogaerts spent several minutes with the training staff before...
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Xander Bogaerts grand slam
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John Tomase
July 14, 2018 - 6:35 pm
It's easy to forget, but for the first two weeks of April, we discussed Xander Bogaerts in terms since reserved for Mookie Betts. We called him dynamic. We called him an MVP candidate. We called him baseball's breakout star. Then he slid into Fenway's visiting dugout chasing a pop-up and suffered a...
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Alex Reimer
June 28, 2018 - 2:05 pm
There are lots of ways to quantify the Red Sox’ power surge. They’re on pace for 232 home runs this season, which places them second in the American League. Last year, the Red Sox hit 168 home runs, finishing last in the AL. Boston’s power was on full display in its 9-6 win over the Angels...
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Ryan Hannable
June 27, 2018 - 3:24 pm
After batting Xander Bogaerts cleanup in series-opening win against the Angels on Tuesday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora is sticking with it. For just the fourth time all year, Bogaerts will hit in the No. 4 spot as the Red Sox up go against Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney. It's the same lineup as...
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Rob Bradford
June 23, 2018 - 2:01 pm
With Xander Bogaerts' availability uncertain following an injury to his left index finger Friday night, the Red Sox have recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin. The team sent reliever Robby Scott back to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move. Lin struggled to begin his season with the PawSox, hitting...
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Rob Bradford
June 22, 2018 - 10:20 pm
Xander Bogaerts' propensity to slide head-first has gotten him into trouble again. The Red Sox shortstop was forced to exit his team's game against the Mariners Friday night with a left index finger sprain, having injured himself when successfully stealing second base in the sixth inning. Bogaerts...
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