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 Tuesday at AT&T Park..
As the Red Sox prepared to play the Giants, manager John Farrell outlined the plan for Bogaerts,
"Well Xander comes to us and he'll rotate through the left side of the infield. As Ben (Cherington) and I and others talked about our position players going down the stretch here, and trying to find best ways to build in some scheduled down days, Xander will provide that at shortstop with Stephen (Drew). And the reason why we brought Xander was a right-handed bat to complement him. That's not to say a platoon situation by any means, but [we] felt like it was time for him to come here and s...