Xander Bogaerts will shift over to third base with Stephen Drew rejoining the Red Sox, but says his heart is always at shortstop.
The 21-year-old shortstop has made his fair share of blunders so far in his first full season in the big leagues, but the Red Sox are committed to him at the position and will endure the growing pains right along with him, according to Jon Heyman.
So far Xander Bogaerts has not displayed the range necessary to play shortstop, and it’s becoming all too evident as the season progresses.
Derek Jeter announced Wednesday he’ll be retiring from Major League Baseball at the end of the 2014 season…let the farewell tour begin!
Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite hung up the pinstripes at the conclusion of the 2013 season, and now fellow Yankee pillar Derek Jeter will do the same at the end of ’14. Felger thinks his announcement could have a Ray Lewis/Ed Reed effect.
Dan Roche looks at how the all-time great defensive shortstops fared in their rookie seasons.
The Red Sox brass and manager Bobby Valentine could be getting into a bit of tug-of-war over the opening day shortstop.