Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:31:28 -0800
The Boston Red Sox are not actively engaged in talks to re-sign SS Stephen Drew, according to multiple industry sources. However, the team is not ruling out the possibility of bringing him back. At present, the BoSox are comfortable with SS Xander Bogaerts starting at shortstop and 3B Will Middlebrooks at the hot corner.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:49:40 -0800
Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts is doing spring drills at shortstop, and manager John Farrell said the team doesn't want to overload him at two positions, even though the team is considering re-signing SS Stephen Drew, which would push Bogaerts to third base. "He's done a tremendous job in the drills," infield coach Brian Butterfield said. "He's really taken to it. He's such an outstanding athlete." Boston coaches also noticed that Bogaerts looks taller and thicker than he did last year, but they aren't worried that it'll keep him from playing shortstop.
Sun, 02 Feb 2014 11:56:51 -0800
Even if the Boston Red Sox re-sign free-agent SS Stephen Drew, they are not expected to trade 3B Will Middlebrooks, who has drawn interest from the Miami Marlins. Middlebrooks and Xander Bogaerts would share time at the hot corner in this situation, with Middlebrooks also seeing time at first base in order to keep his bat in the lineup.
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:39:42 -0800
The Boston Red Sox do not appear close to re-signing SS Stephen Drew, and general manager Ben Cherington indicated that the team is happy with where they are at. Boston is prepared to move forward with SS Xander Bogaerts at shortstop and 3B Will Middlebrooks at the hot corner.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:23:27 -0800
If the Boston Red Sox bring back free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Red Sox), they would be confident with SS Xander Bogaerts playing third base after seeing him there in the postseason. "I think we're completely comfortable with him playing either position," manager John Farrell said Monday, Dec. 9.
Sun, 01 Dec 2013 13:29:10 -0800
The Boston Red Sox may consider having SS Xander Bogaerts hit fourth or fifth in the batting order next season if 1B Mike Napoli is not re-signed.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:58:37 -0800
Boston Red Sox team president Larry Lucchino said Monday, Nov. 25, that the team has "considerable confidence" that OF Jackie Bradley Jr. and SS Xander Bogaerts can be productive everyday players in 2014.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 23:26:59 -0800
The Boston Red Sox are not thinking about locking up 21-year-old SS/3B Xander Bogaerts to a long-term contract, general manager Ben Cherington confirmed earlier this month. Cherington would like to see Bogaerts' development through the 2014 season before opening up the checkbook. Bogaerts is not eligible for arbitration until 2017 and free agency until 2020.
Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:39:23 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell would not commit to a lineup for Game 1 of the World Series when asked Monday, Oct. 21. However, he hinted that SS Xander Bogaerts and OF Jonny Gomes are likely to start. "Can't go away from a certain lineup that's gained momentum," Farrell said.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:08:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia and 3B Xander Bogaerts will both be in the starting lineup for Game 6 of the American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 19.