Originally written August 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
Xander Bogaerts was playing dominoes with some of his Triple-A teammates when he got the call. The Red Sox seem to think that he’s part of their World Series puzzle. Bogaerts was called up from Pawtucket prior to Monday’s game in San Francisco. It marks Bogaerts’ first stint with the major league club, and the 20-year-old is eager to see what lies ahead. “[I’m] very excited to be here, to be part of the team right now,” Bogaerts told reporters Monday. “Since I signed, this is what you work hard to become, a major league player. So I’m really excited, a happy day for me, my family and also everyone back at home.” Bogaerts, a native of Aruba, is the Red Sox’ most highly anticipated prospect in years. He has excelled at every level of the minors, and he’s considered by many scouts to be a future superstar. It was only a matter of time before the Red Sox picked up the phone and called upon their top prospect, although Bogaerts was more focused on continuing his development than worrying...
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