Manager Ron Roenicke announced that Bogaerts (lower body) will be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees after sitting out Thursday's loss to the Rays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports. Bogaerts sat out Thursday due to what Roenicke described as "fatigue" in the lower half of the shortstop's body. The 27-year-old will look to spark the offense as they face Yankee ace Gerrit Cole on Friday.
Bogaerts is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays after experiencing what Red Sox manager Roenicke referred to as "fatigue" in the shortstop's lower half, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Bogaerts started each of the Red Sox's last 12 games, slashing .350/.447/.600 with six extra-base hits and two stolen bases over that stretch. Though Roenicke made mention of the lower-half injury, Bogaerts will still be available off the bench and is likely just getting a maintenance day before he presumably rejoins the lineup for Friday's series opener versus the Yankees. Jose Peraza will slide over from second base to cover Bogaerts' usual post at shortstop Thursday, while rookie Jonathan Arauz picks up a start at the keystone.
Bogaerts went 1-for-2 with a run scored, a stolen base and two walks in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. Bogaerts has gotten aboard in seven of his last eight plate appearances, thanks mostly to his five walks in that span. The shortstop also added a stolen base for the second consecutive game. Bogaerts is batting .326/.383/.605 with three homers, nine RBI, nine runs scored and two steals in 14 games this year.
Bogaerts went 1-for-1 with three walks and a stolen base in Friday's 5-3 win over the Blue Jays. The stolen base was Bogaerts' first of the season. He was a more frequent base stealer during the early part of his in MLB career, but Bogaerts has attempted fewer steals in more recent seasons. Bogaerts has been one of Boston's top hitters to start 2020, batting .333/.404/.619 over 13 games.
Bogaerts went 4-for-4 with two homers, three RBI and three runs scored in Sunday's 9-7 loss to the Yankees. Bogaerts opened the scoring with a two-run blast in the first inning. He scored again on a Christian Vazquez single in the third. Bogaerts then went yard again in the fifth with a solo shot versus Yankees reliever Michael King. The shortstop's big game gives him three homers, nine RBI and six runs scored in 10 games this season.
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