Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a double in Sunday's 10-2 win over the Yankees. Bogaerts was on the bench two of the last four games as the Red Sox geared up for the playoffs, but he continued his hot September nonetheless. The 25-year-old finishes the regular season with a .288/.360/.522 slash line with 23 home runs and 103 RBI in 513 at-bats.
Bogaerts is out of the lineup versus the Yankees on Saturday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Manager Alex Cora decided to give Bogaerts another breather as the club looks ahead toward the postseason. Brock Holt will draw the start at shortstop for Saturday's matinee.
Bogaerts is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Bogaerts will sit after going 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, four RBI and two runs scored during the team's 19-3 victory in Game 1. The shortstop is now sitting at 22 homers and 100 RBI on the season, both career-best marks. Tzu-Wei Lin is starting at shortstop in his stead.
Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Monday's 6-2 win over the Orioles. Bogaerts was back in the lineup one day after giving the team a scare when he felt discomfort in his left shoulder following a swing. He hit cleanup Monday, behind Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi and J.D. Martinez, which gives him the best possible opportunity to come up with runners on base. Bogaerts is at 96 RBI, and manager Alex Cora wants to give him an opportunity to reach 100.
Bogaerts (shoulder) is starting Monday against the Orioles, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. Bogaerts left Sunday's game against Cleveland with a sore left shoulder. He reportedly felt better as soon as he left the game, and that appears to be the case, as he won't wind up missing a single start. He'll hit cleanup and play shortstop against the Orioles.