Bogaerts said his left shoulder felt better soon after leaving Sunday's game against the Indians, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. Bogaerts experienced a pinching sensation in his left shoulder after a couple of swings in the seventh inning and was removed from the game. He tried to stay in, but manager Alex Cora was having none of that. The shortstop reported the shoulder felt better soon after he returned to the clubhouse and after a stability test revealed no damage. The incident may put the kibosh on the manager's stated goal of giving Bogaerts a chance to reach 100 RBI over the final week of the season, but Cora will want to get him back out for a couple of games in preparation for the postseason.
Bogaerts was removed from Sunday's game against Cleveland due to left shoulder soreness, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. Bogaerts was lifted from the contest as a precaution, and he'll be considered day-to-day moving forward. The Red Sox may elect to rest him until the postseason, given they've already clinched the division title.
Bogaerts will be played sparingly over the remainder of the regular season, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports. Bogaerts was given Friday off, the first game after Boston clinched the AL East, as Brock Holt got the starting nod at shortstop. With just one win needed over the final eight games -- or one Astros loss over their final nine games -- to clinch home-field advantage, the Red Sox have the luxury of resting regulars. At the same time, manager Alex Cora wants to give the shortstop a chance to reach 100 RBI (the veteran currently stands at 95), so expect the manager to serve both goals.
Bogaerts is not in the lineup Sunday against the Mets. The shortstop will get just his second day off in Boston's last 30 games. Brock Holt will get the start in his place.
Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the Mets. Bogaerts put the Red Sox up 1-0 in the first inning with his run-scoring single. He added a stolen base, his second in the past three games and eighth of the season. Bogaerts is off to a hot start to the month, as he's slashing a healthy .364/.440/.568 with two homers and three stolen bases through 13 games in September.
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