It might not be long before Xander Bogaerts finds his way to the big leagues, but for now, it’s back to the farm for some more development.
The Red Sox reassigned Bogaerts, Jonathan Diaz and Drew Sutton to minor league camp following Monday’s game against the Orioles. With the moves, the Sox now have 39 players in big league camp, including 32 players from the 40-man roster, one on the 60-day disabled list and six non-roster invitees.
Bogaerts, who is Boston’s top-ranked prospect, was invited to major league camp as a non-roster invitee, although he spent much of his spring training play for Team Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. The 20-year-old shortstop went 2-for-7 with a walk in five Grapefruit League games.
Sutton spent his spring playing third base for the Red Sox, but struggled at times defensively. Sutton hit .257 (9-for-35), while compiling a .395 on-base percentage in 21 games.
Diaz, who — like Sutton — signed a minor league contract with the Sox this offseason, spent most of his time at second base, although he did log time at shortstop and third base as well. He hit .240 (6-for-25) in 22 games.
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