Red Sox to place shortstop Xander Bogaerts on bereavement list tomorrow, Friday, April 7
The Boston Red Sox will place shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the bereavement list tomorrow, Friday, April 7, prior to the club's game against the Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m. at Comerica Park. In a corresponding move, the Red Sox will recall infielder Marco Hernandez from Triple-A Pawtucket.
President of Baseball Operations David Dombrowski made the announcement.
Bogaerts, 24, started each of the Red Sox' first two games of the 2017 season, going 2-for-9 with a pair of stolen bases. He started the 2016 All-Star Game at shortstop for the American League and earned his second consecutive Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Award, setting career highs in games (157), runs (115), home runs (21), RBI (89), walks (58), and steals (13). A native of Aruba, Bogaerts leads the Red Sox in games (459), hits (519), and runs (259) since the start of the 2015 season.
Hernandez, 24, entered the 2017 season ranked by Baseball America as the Red Sox' No. 8 prospect. In 22 Grapefruit League games this spring, he batted .377 (23-for-61) with a 1.105 OPS and led the club in doubles (8) and triples (5). The Dominican Republic native made his major league debut in 2016, appearing in 40 games and making 10 starts over five stints with the Red Sox. He hit .294 (15-for-51) for Boston and led Pawtucket with a .309 batting average (69-for-223) last season.