The lineup consisted of
Bogaerts mostly saw time at third last year due to Stephen Drew being in town, but was brought up in the minors as a shortstop. With Drew currently a free-agent, the team wants to make sure Bogaerts gets as many reps at short as possible. While he still could see time at third, the team doesn't want to overload him by giving him reps at other positions.
Bogaerts hit .250/.320/.364 in 44 at-bats last season.
Pitchers are catchers aren't set to report until February 15, but a few players showed up early. The most interesting names among the bunch are
Middlebrooks is attempting to recover from a down year in 2013, and it's a good sign that he's in camp early. He hit just .227 last season, but is slated to be the team's starting third baseman. The Red Sox continue to be rumored as a landing spot for Stephen Drew, but Middlebrooks' performance in camp could prevent them from making the move.
Bogaerts is in a similar position. The top prospect will be looking at a potential breakout season as the team's starting shortstop. Bogaerts' playing time was limited by Drew being in town last year, but the training wheels are coming off this year.
Bradley Jr. will be fighting for a spot on the team's 25-man roster after Grady Sizemore was brought in. Bradley Jr. was considered one of the team's best prospects entering last season, but was promoted too early and struggled. There's still plenty of potential there if he can beat out Sizemore.
If free agent infielder
The inclusion of Drew would likely push Bogaerts to third base, at least against right-handers, and relegate Middlebrooks into a part-time role or even send him back to Triple-A. Other reports, however, have claimed that Bogaerts would remain as the starter at shortstop and Drew would serve in a utility role.
If Drew signs elsewhere, Bogaerts willl probably start at shortstop and Middlebrooks at third. The pair have just 659 major league at-bats between them.
Bogaerts batted .250 in just 44 at-bats in 2013 while Middlebrooks, who shined in 2012, fell to .227 with 17 home runs and 49 RBI while striking out 98 times in just 348 at-bats.
"I'm surprised a guy with his ability is still available," Farrell said of Drew. "If he doesn't come back, then Xander Bogaerts is our shortstop."
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