Bogaerts (ankle) will visit with a doctor Thursday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. The second game of Bogaerts' rehabilitation stint at Triple-A Pawtucket was rained out Wednesday, but manager Alex Cora said earlier in the week that playing a second rehab game was not a requirement for the shortstop to be activated off the disabled list. He could return to Boston's lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, pending Thursday's evaluation.
Bogaerts (ankle) began a rehabilitation assignment Tuesday for Triple-A Pawtucket and is expected to be activated off the disabled list for Friday's home game against the Rays, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. Bogaerts kicked off his rehab by going 2-for-3 with a home run and played six innings at shortstop. Both hits were opposite-field jobs to right field. He'll play another game for the PawSox on Wednesday, weather permitting. Manager Alex Cora said Bogaerts could still be activated Friday even if Pawtucket is rained out Wednesday.
Bogaerts (ankle) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Bogaerts has been taking batting practice and doing pre-game work on the field and is expected to play Tuesday and Wednesday at Pawtucket. Abraham reports the Red Sox are hoping the 25-year-old will be able to return for the start of their home series against the Rays next Friday.
Bogaerts (ankle) is unlikely to return to the active lineup during Boston's current road trip, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. The Red Sox are moving onto Oakland for a weekend series followed by a three-game set in Toronto next week. That puts Bogaerts' earliest return date as next Friday when Boston kicks off a home series against the Rays. The injured shortstop has been taking batting practice and fielding grounders, but the team is no hurry to rush him back, particularly as it sits atop the AL East with an MLB-best 16-2 record.
Bogaerts (ankle) participated in agility drills prior to Boston's game against the Angels on Thursday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. This marks the third straight day that Bogaerts has worked out on the field, as he continues to work back a cracked bone in his left ankle. He's currently right in the middle of his original 10-to-14 day timetable, but the club has yet to pinpoint a specific return date for the 25-year-old. Brock Holt and Tzu-Wei Lin will keep filling in at shortstop in his absence.