Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Xander Bogaerts To Get Ellsbury's Old Jersey #2

MLB.com's Ian Browne speculated in his Monday column that Xander Bogaerts might be wearing Jacoby Ellsbury's old #2 jersey in 2014. Says Brown, "...it would not surprise me in the least if he reports to Spring Training and has a No. 2 jersey draped on his locker." Ellsbury began his Red Sox career with the number 46 and later switched to 2. As an Evil One, he will disgrace the number 22. Bogaerts sported number 72 last year, and clearly deserves to wear a lower digit. Now, it appears the switch is a fait accompli. On the ShopMLB.com website, the Red Sox 'personalized road jersey' page offers a drop-down menu with the choice of "Bogaerts, Xander- 2".