Manager Alex Cora said Wednesday that there is still enough time to build Bogaerts (shoulder) up in time for Opening Day, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Cora said Bogaerts is feeling better and that the team wants to be smart about his progression. The All-Star shortstop took 30 swings off a tee Tuesday and it sounds like he is questionable for the start of the season, although there is public optimism in that regard from the team.
Bogaerts (shoulder) will take 30 swings off a tee Tuesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Reports emerged Monday that Bogaerts would be shut down for a few days due to a sore right shoulder, though an MRI revealed no serious injuries. As it turns out, he's only being shut down from throwing. He's not yet ready for game action, but the fact that he's still able to swing a bat supports the idea that there's no cause for serious concern here.
Bogaerts underwent an MRI on his sore right shoulder Monday which revealed nothing particularly concerning, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.
Bogaerts has been shut down from throwing for a few days, but the MRI backs up the idea that his rest is purely precautionary. The Red Sox expect him to be ready for Opening Day. If he suffers a setback, playing time could open up for Jonathan Arauz or Christian Arroyo.
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Monday that Bogaerts will be shut down for a few days due to a sore throwing shoulder, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
According to Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe, Cora noted that Bogaerts was feeling a little banged up upon reporting to camp last week after he accelerated his throwing program this offseason due to COVID-19-related restrictions in his native Aruba. The Red Sox are hopeful that a brief rest period is all Bogaerts will need to overcome his bout with shoulder soreness, and Cora said he doesn't think the shortstop is in any danger of not being ready for Opening Day, per Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. During the abbreviated 2020 campaign, Bogaerts remained exceptional at the plate with a .300/.364/.502 slash line in 225 plate appearances, but the overall decline of the Boston lineup contributed to him finishing with relatively disappointing totals of 36 runs and 28 RBI over 56 games.
Bogaerts went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.
With the pair of hits, Bogaerts finishes 2020 with a nice round number in the batting average category -- it's his second straight season batting .300 or better. He had an .867 OPS, 11 homers and eight steals in 225 plate appearances. Bogaerts is under contract with Boston long term, although that does not mean a trade is off the table this winter.
Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with an RBI single, a stolen base, a run scored and a walk in Saturday's 8-2 win over Atlanta.
In the second inning, Bogaerts scored Christian Arroyo with a single before coming home himself on a Christian Vazquez grand slam. Bogaerts also drew a walk and stole second in the first inning. The shortstop has a .295/.360/.485 slash line, eight stolen bases, 10 homers, 27 RBI and 35 runs scored through 55 games.
Bogaerts is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Atlanta.
Bogaerts is riding an eight-game hitting streak, but if he wants to extend it Friday he'll have to do so in a pinch-hit appearance. Christian Arroyo gets the start in his absence.
Bogaerts is not in the lineup Sunday against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Bogaerts is in the midst of a modest five-game hit streak and is 8-for-22 with four runs and two stolen bases during that stretch, but he'll take a seat Sunday. Jonathan Arauz receives the start at shortstop in the series finale.
Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run and a stolen base in a 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Friday.
Bogaerts was able to reach base three times Friday while also staying active on the basepaths with his second steal of the season. The 27-year-old is hitting .287/.347/.497 with 10 home runs, 26 RBI and 30 runs scored across 199 plate appearances.
Bogaerts is getting the day off Sunday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
He is out of the lineup for the series finale in Tampa Bay, and manager Ron Roenicke confirmed that it is simply an off day for his star shortstop. Tzu-Wei Lin will start at the six and bat ninth.
Bogaerts went 0-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and two stolen bases in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.
The Tampa battery of Tyler Glasnow and Michael Perez was helpless to stop Boston baserunners on the evening as the Red Sox went 6-for-6 on steal attempts. For his part, Bogaerts is a perfect 5-for-5 on the year to go along with a .276/.339/.509 slash line, 10 homers, 26 RBI and 26 runs through 45 games.
Bogaerts went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Bogaerts homered for the second consecutive contest, this time taking A.J. Cole deep in the eighth inning. He's now tallied 10 home runs this season and is hitting .281/.338/.541 with 24 runs scored and 26 RBI across 160 plate appearances.
Bogaerts went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Saturday's 9-8 win over the Blue Jays.
Bogaerts was hitless in his first four at-bats, but he took Blue Jays closer Anthony Bass deep to tie the game in the ninth inning. The solo shot was his ninth homer of the year to go with three stolen bases, 24 RBI and 22 runs scored through 39 games. He's slashing .277/.335/.525 in 155 plate appearances.
Bogaerts isn't in the lineup for the second game of Friday's doubleheader against the Blue Jays.
Bogaerts will take a seat for the nightcap after going 0-for-4 with one strikeout in the first game of the twin bill. Jonathan Arauz will take over at shortstop.
Bogaerts went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, a single and a walk in Sunday's 9-5 win over Washington.
Bogaerts gave Boston an early 2-0 lead with his two-run homer off Austin Voth in the first inning. He singled later in the game and is now hitting .302/.364/.569 with eight homers and 22 RBI on the campaign.
Bogaerts went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, a double and a stolen base in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Nationals.
Bogaerts opened the scoring with his blast off Nationals starter Anibal Sanchez in the first inning. In the sixth, Bogaerts hit a double and later stole third with two outs. The shortstop's well-rounded effort gives him seven homers, 20 RBI, 18 runs scored and three stolen bases in 32 games this season. He's slashing .295/.355/.545 across 124 plate appearances.
Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-7 win over the Blue Jays.
Five different Red Sox had multi-hit nights, but it was Bogaerts who led the hit parade. The 27-year-old is slashing a dynamic .355/.400/.613 over his last eight games with two homers, five runs and six RBI.
Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in an 8-5 win over the Orioles on Friday.
Bogaerts got the scoring started for the Red Sox with a solo shot to center field in the second inning. Slashing .281/.343/.528, the young shortstop has been one of the more consistent hitters for his club and should see more RBI chances once hitters in front of him like J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers start to heat up at the plate.
Bogaerts went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs in Thursday's victory over Baltimore.
The shortstop registered his fifth multi-hit effort of the campaign in the win and swatted his fifth homer -- a solo shot to left field in the third inning. Bogaerts boosted his batting average nearly 20 points with the effort and is now slashing .282/.347/.506 through 95 plate appearances.
Bogaerts went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.
Bogaerts gave Boston a short-lived lead in the third inning with a long ball to left field off James Paxton. The homer was his first since he hit a pair Aug. 2, and he now has four overall this season while slashing .273/.351/.515.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/27||@ ATL||W 9-1||3||1||2||1||1||0||0|
|09/26||@ ATL||W 8-2||4||1||2||0||1||1||1|
|09/25||@ ATL||L 7-8||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/24||vs BAL||L 1-13||3||0||1||0||0||0||0|
|09/23||vs BAL||W 9-1||4||2||2||0||0||1||0|
|09/22||vs BAL||W 8-3||4||2||1||0||0||1||0|
|09/19||vs NYY||L 0-8||4||0||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||R-Dsl Red Sox||63||239||39||75||7||5||3||42||30||37||4||5||.314||.396||.423|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||23||92||12||30||10||0||5||17||1||21||1||1||.326||.350||.598|
|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||104||384||59||116||27||3||15||64||43||85||4||4||.302||.378||.505|
|2013||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||56||219||40||68||12||6||6||35||35||51||5||1||.310||.407||.502|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||60||225||32||64||11||0||9||32||28||44||2||2||.284||.369||.453|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||1||3||1||2||1||0||1||1||--||--||0||0||.667||.667||2.000|