Xander Bogaerts RUMORS & NEWS

  • Xander Bogaerts leaves game after being hit on wrist

    WEEI Boston "With the game already in good shape for the Red Sox, they were dealt a potentially damaging blow. Hitting with one out in the ninth inning, and the Sox leading the Astros, 6-1, Xander Bogaerts couldn’t get out of the way of a Luke Gregerson fastball. The pitch would hit the shortstop flush in..." April 23

  • Bogaerts 'very thankful' for reported raise in 2016

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox announced that they’ve reached agreements on 2016 contracts with the 25 members of the 40-man roster who were not yet arbitration eligible. Perhaps most notable: The team (according to a major league source) agreed to a $650,500 salary for the 2016 season for shortstop Xander Bogaerts,..." March 03

  • Should the Red Sox sign Bogaerts or Betts to an extension?

    Boston Globe "In an offseason in which the Red Sox’ work was essentially done in December, a question looms: Why hasn’t the team had a bells-and-whistles press conference to announce an extension with either Xander Bogaerts or Mookie Betts? Such a line of inquiry is a bit misleading, of course, since it..." February 07

  • Dombrowski doesn't want Bogaerts thinking about home runs

    The Score "After watching Xander Bogaerts earn his first career Silver Slugger award in 2015, Boston Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski doesn't want the 23-year-old to change his approach at the plate, even though he didn't hit for much power. "I don't want Xander Bogaerts to start..." February 02

  • Red Sox 'open-minded' about extensions for Betts, Bogaerts

    CSN New England "Having filled all of his off-season needs with two trades (Carson Smith, Craig Kimbrel) and two free agent signings (David Price, Chris Young), Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski can now turn his attention to other housekeeping matters. Dombrowski was asked Wednesday if he..." December 10

  • Top hitters honored with Silver Slugger Awards

    MLB.com "The best hitters in the American League and the National League were commemorated for their 2015 campaigns on Thursday, as the Silver Slugger Awards were announced during an hour-long special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Awards, presented by Louisville Slugger, are handed out annually to..." November 13

  • Scott Boras Mum On Possible Xander Bogaerts-Red Sox Contract Extension

    NESN "Xander Bogaerts is very happy to be a member of the Boston Red Sox. Is it already time to start considering a contract extension for the up-and-coming shortstop? Bogaerts’ agent, Scott Boras, held his annual press conference at the MLB General Managers Meetings on Wednesday to discuss matters..." November 12

  • Boras, Bogaerts have 'open door' for contract extension talks with Red Sox

    CBS Sports "At age 22, Xander Bogaerts of the Red Sox has broken out as one of the top shortstops in the league this season. He leads qualified AL hitters in batting average and is hitting .324/.356/.427 (110 OPS+) overall with 10 home runs and much improved defense. Bogaerts has racked up 4.6 WAR so far..." September 24

  • Xander Bogaerts is having an MRI exam on his sore knee

    Hardball Talk "Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts hurt his right knee when he slipped rounding third base Monday night and now he’s headed for an MRI exam, the team announced. Brock Holt is starting at shortstop for today’s game against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals." April 14

  • Mets waiting to see if Red Sox will dangle Xander Bogaerts

    New York Post "The Mets remain willing to let the market take shape and see if anything develops to their liking in their continued search for a starting shortstop. One new name that could intrigue them is Xander Bogaerts, but it appears he may stay in Boston with newly signed Hanley Ramirez shifting to left..." November 27

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    Pete Abraham @PeteAbe

    Two #RedSox team sources say Bogaerts is still the SS. Didn’t think that would change, but worth checking.

  • Ortiz 'good to go;' Bogaerts cleared to return

    CSN New England "David Ortiz, who had missed the previous two games after fouling a ball off his right foot Sunday, returned to the lineup Wednesday. "He and I spoke this morning,'' said John Farrell. "He felt better and he and I wanted to make sure that he went through some treatment and did some running here..." August 28

  • Xander Bogaerts keys 4th win in row for Red Sox

    Boston Herald "In the end, after the hit and the error, after the celebratory jabs from his teammates and the on-field TV interview, Xander Bogaerts finally was able to admit it. He was nervous. “I even bit my lip,” he said. For all of his early success in the big leagues — his .388 on-base percentage..." May 30

  • Bogaerts showing improvement at shortstop

    CSN New England "Xander Bogaerts has been doing a lot of extra work with coach Brian Butterfield this spring, attempting to learn some of the finer points of playing shortstop. In the first inning of the Red Sox' 8-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, some of that work paid off, even if it didn't result in an..." March 05

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    Alex Speier @alexspeier

    Lucchimo says Sox have considerable confidence that Bradley/Bogaerts can be productive everyday players in 2014.

  • Aruba roars for Xander Bogaerts

    Boston Herald "Even before he made his major league debut in August, and especially after taking over at third base in the postseason, Xander Bogaerts has been causing a stir among Red Sox fans. But it’s barely a ripple compared to the hubbub in his country. In Aruba, it’s been Xandermonium. “It’s hectic..." October 29

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Xander Bogaerts is in the lineup for the Red Sox tonight.

  • Xander Bogaerts 'being considered' for start in Game 5

    Boston Herald "In an attempt to awaken the Tigers' dormant offense manager Jim Leyland dropped leadoff hitter Austin Jackson to the No. 8 spot in the order for Game 4 here Wednesday night. It worked. Jackson reached base three times and drove in two runs in an ALCS-squaring 7-3 victory. It's your move John..." October 17

  • Xander Bogaerts goes about business in new home

    Boston Herald "Hours before the Red Sox started their series with the Baltimore Orioles Xander Bogaerts stepped to the plate at Fenway Park for the first time yesterday. And he did so with a clear mind. The rookie shortstop didn’t think about the high expectations hitting a pitch off the Green Monster for..." August 28

  • Xander Bogaerts’ prospects strong from start

    Boston Herald "Just because Xander Bogaerts did not factor into the Red Sox’ 3-2 loss to the Giants in a big way did not make him any less of a big deal last night.. He saved a run with a charge of a groundball to end the fifth and he went 0-for-3 with two groundouts and a whiff but perhaps the most telling..." August 21

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    "We're looking forward to the Bogaerts era" — John Farrell reiterates on Sirius that Xander Bogaerts starts tonight Stephen Drew sitting.

  • Red Sox call up top prospect Xander Bogaerts

    WEEI Boston "The time has come. The Red Sox made a host of roster changes shortly after midnight on Monday morning following their 9-6 loss to the Yankees. Most notably an industry source told WEEI.com that the team will call up shortstop and top prospect Xander Bogaerts to join them on the West Coast road..." August 19

  • Xander Bogaerts an easy call

    Boston Herald "Any day now the email labeled “Red Sox Announce Roster Moves” will arrive from the PR staff with the news fans are dying to hear: Xander Bogaerts has been promoted. The slugging third baseman is the most exciting homegrown position prospect of the last 40 years more exciting than Nomar..." August 07

  • Phils could trade Young; Lee deal is unlikely

    Philly.com "At 2:57 on a sunny Tuesday afternoon Michael Young was still a Phillie. He leaned over the dugout railing at an empty ballpark and stared at the field while grounds-crew members manicured the grass. He later practiced ground balls with Cody Asche a man 13 years younger who will steal most of his..." July 31

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    Nick Cafardo @nickcafardo

    From every indication Phillies won't settle for anything less than Bogaerts at the head of any package for Lee

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    Peter Gammons @pgammo

    Xander Bogaerts is not being traded period

  • Xander Bogaerts earns promotion

    Boston Herald "With recent attention justifiably centered on keeping shortstop-third baseman Jose Iglesias on the major league roster and how that impacts third baseman Will Middlebrooks and shortstop Stephen Drew, the Red Sox made a move yesterday involving someone who may turn into the most important Red Sox..." June 14

  • Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts is heating up

    Boston Herald "Xander Bogaerts grew up in Aruba and opened the past two seasons with Red Sox’ minor league teams in Greenville, S.C., and Salem, Va. Suffice it to say, the top prospect had never experienced the chill of Maine in April. “It was pretty cold, so I had a little tough time,” Bogaerts said by..." May 04

  • Top Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts among latest cuts

    Mass Live "Xander Bogaerts' first taste of major league spring training came to an end Monday afternoon, when the Red Sox reassigned him to minor league camp. Jonathan Diaz and Drew Sutton were also cut. Bogaerts struck out in his only at-bat Monday in a 12-9 road loss to the Orioles. He didn't end up..." May 04

  • Sea Dogs shortstop Bogaerts hoping to continue climb in Red Sox organization

    Bangor Daily News "He is the youngest player on the Portland Sea Dogs roster. But shortstop Xander Bogaerts is also one of the Boston Red Sox’s top prospects. He is ranked the 20th top prospect in the MLB.com Top 100 Prospects list and eighth in the Baseball American Top 100 Prospects List. It’s easy to see..." May 04

  • Bogaerts will stay in major league camp for now

    Boston Globe "Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts is headed back to camp after being away since Feb. 24 for the World Baseball Classic. The 20-year-old will report to major league camp and spend at least a few more days with the Red Sox. "He'll remain in camp here for the time being just to get him back ......" March 20