• Top billing: Bogaerts called up to big leagues

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Aug 21, 2013
    This will mark the first time the 20-year-old Bogaerts has been in the Major Leagues. Baseball America listed Bogaerts as the No. 8 prospect overall coming into the season. "[Mike] Napoli asked me, 'Are you nervous?' " Bogaerts said with a smile. "But I didn't even notice." Bogaerts, whose glove is good enough for shortstop but also has logged time at third base, will begin as a utility player for the Red Sox, reports Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe. The legend of Xander Bogaerts the best Red Sox prospect since Hanley Ramirez, the X-factor in the AL East race, the 20-year-old phenom who could do for Boston what Manny Machado did for the Orioles a year ago begins with a chicken pox story. In the summer of 2009, Red Sox scout Mike Lord was at the end of a trip to Aruba, an island of pebble-strewn baseball fields and skinny young boys with dreams of the big leagues, an outpost where discovering a major league ballplayer is, in his words, "like trying to draw an inside straight." For Lord it hadn't been a particularly memorable trip he had seen the usual assortment of teenagers with raw talent, though no budding stars but before moving on to his next stop he had asked the locals the question a good scout always asks: Anyone else I need to see here?
    • Xander Bogaerts joins growing list of phenoms

      Xander Bogaerts has joined the Red Sox and a list of high-impact rookies that has no end in sight.
      Source: CNNSI.com

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