Originally written on Overtime  |  Last updated 10/18/14
The Boston Red Sox have called up their top prospect in shortstop Xander Bogaerts. Major League rosters expand to 40-players max on August 31 but Boston has decided to make this move earlier. Bogaerts is 20 years old and hit .297/.388/.477 across Double-A and Triple-A this year. Despite Boston being one of the best offensive teams in the MLB this season, their production at shortstop could have been better (although it would then be called a luxury). Stephen Drew has primarily manned the position while hitting .248/.329/.423 with nine home runs and 48 runs batted in. Bogaerts was ranked has the eighth-best overall prospect by Baseball America going into this year. Boston will play the Los Angeles Dodgers come this weekend and will probably want to try and state that LA is not the only team that can show off a new toy in 2013. The post Red Sox promote top prospect Xander Bogaerts to The Show appeared first on Overtime.
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