Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Xander Bogaerts Will Start At Third Against BC

Will Play Third Base Against Boston College
Before he heads off to the World Baseball Classic to play for Netherlands (via Aruba), top Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts will undergo a slight position change. Instead of his usual shortstop position, he will start at third base on Thursday against Boston College. Because of the make-up of the Netherlands team, he will also man the hot corner in the WBC. Due to Bogaerts' bigger body type, (and the logjam of shortstop prospects) there has always been speculation about a move to third. But the Red Sox still insist he will be a shortstop when he reaches the bigs with Boston. We shall see.