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It was a tough night to make your Red Sox debut.
Two players saw their first ever action in a Red Sox uniform during Tuesday’s 3-2 loss to the Giants, and both can anticipate having much better days.
The debuts were totally different in nature, as shortstop Xander Bogaerts made his much-anticipated major league debut while 26-year-old reliever Brayan Villarreal simply appeared in a game for the first time since joining the Red Sox. Neither debut went swimmingly, though, and both players deserve at least some of the blame for Tuesday’s defeat.
Bogaerts is going to be a superstar. He has all of the offensive talent in the world, and the 20-year-old hardly seems overwhelmed by the big league stage. But even the most talented players have off nights, and Bogaerts certainly would have liked to have made a better first impression Tuesday.
Bogaerts went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and two groundouts before being replaced by Stephen Drew in the sixth inning as part of a double switch. One of h...
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Xander Bogaerts, Red Sox uber-prospect, will make his major league debut in San Francisco tonight when Boston takes on the Giants. Bogaerts, 20, will play shortstop - in place of Stephen "Don't Call Me J.D." Drew and bat eighth.
The young Aruban is the Shortstop of the Future...
AL East Standing: 1st
Weekly Record: 3-4
Current Record: 74-53
(Every weekend I will attempt to give some brief thoughts on the past week for the Boston Red Sox. It will be filled with hopes, frustrations, exhilaration, pain, and puns.)
Definitely a weird week for the Boston Red Sox. In some games they looked fantastic, like the number one offense in the MLB who could...
Xander Bogaerts will be the youngest position player to play for the Red Sox since Dwight Evans in 1972.
As Red Sox fans woke up this morning still feeling bad after a loss last night to the Yankees, some good news was delivered. The Red Sox are calling up their number one rated prospect Xander Bogaerts. Bogaerts, a shortstop will take the roster spot of Brock Holt who will be...
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...
The Boston Red Sox called up one of the best prospects still left in the minors. His name is Xander Bogaerts. A child named Xander Bogaerts has to be pretty awesome in order to live up to that name. Luckily, Xander Bogaerts is pretty awesome.
Few players combine plus hit and power tools with enough athleticism to stay on the left side of the infield like Boston’s young stud. Bogaerts...
With the Boston Red Sox having lost seven of their last 10 games the team has decided the time is now to call up their top prospect, 20-year-old shortstop Xander Bogaerts, Bogaerts will replace Brock Holt on the 25-man roster who was optioned back to Pawtucket.
Bogaerts has hit .297 with an .865 OPS in 116 games for Double A Portland and Triple A Pawtucket this season. He has...
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The Boston Red Sox head out on a six-game west coast road trip on Monday against the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers. A few new faces will board the plane for the road trip and one of those faces is top prospect Xander Bogaerts.
In a number of rosters moves made by the Red Sox on Monday, Bogaerts will make his first appearance on the Major League...
Red Sox Nation has been clamoring for the call up of the Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts for months. Fans got their wish Monday and Xander met the team in San Francisco.
It's unclear how much playing time the 20-yer-old shortstop/third baseman will actually get. Bogaerts is not in Monday's lineup, but he may make his major league debut...
The Boston Red Sox traded Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers at the trade deadline in a three-team deal that brought them Jake Peavy. The main reason Boston had the luxury of making such a move to bolster their rotation is 20-year-old prospect Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox manager John Farrell has announced that Bogaerts will […]
Xander Bogaerts‘ day has arrived.
A day after being called up to the majors for the first time, the 20-year-old will make his Red Sox debut Tuesday night in San Francisco.
Though he has spent the last few months honing his trade at third base, Bogaerts will start at shortstop, his natural position, as Boston looks keep rolling after routing the Giants 7-0 in the series opener....
Tonight, ladies and gentlemen of Red Sox Nation, we get what we’ve been begging for: minor league wunderkind and Top Sox Prospect Xander Bogaerts is making his big league debut.
Can he match the hype? Will the pressure be too much? Will he go yard, mathematically eliminate the Rays and defeat Communism in his first at-bat? Probably not. But starting against one of the worst teams...
Newly acquired Brayan Villarreal walked in the winning run in a
bases-loaded, bottom-of-the-ninth situation Monday night in San Francisco,
giving the Giants a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. (US Presswire photo)
Faces both old and new graced the Red Sox dugout Tuesday night at AT&T Park in San Francisco as the Sox squared off against...
The Boston Red Sox got an outstanding performance out of Jon Lester on Monday night. The starting pitched tossed 8.1 innings of shutout baseball, surrendering only six hits and two walks while striking out three. Tuesday night, the Red Sox hope that starter Jake Peavy will give them a similar start.
While Peavy will get his fourth start with the Red Sox on...
2:06 p.m.: Xander Bogaerts got the start at shortstop and made his major league debut Tuesday. Stephen Drew, who replaced Bogaerts as part of a double switch in Boston’s 3-2 loss, will return to the starting lineup Wednesday.
The Red Sox’ lineup is pretty standard, in fact. David Ortiz, who sat out Tuesday, will be back in his customary cleanup spot while playing first base....
Full disclosure: despite Xandermania, I passed out loaded around the fifth inning of last night’s game. When I awoke in a Back Bay alley to discover we’d lost, my first reaction was, “We’re done. No playoffs for us.”
Granted, it was a quick reaction. Given the time to think it out, I’m not sure I really believe that. But here’s what I know:
For yet another game, we...