Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts exited Friday’s sport in opposition to the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park after suffering an unspecified injury on a collision with Alex Verdugo in left field.
Bogaerts did no longer return to the sport as Franchy Cordero changed him.
Despite this ailment, Bogaerts has been rather durable for a good deal of his career. He regarded in 136 or extra video games in six seasons in a row from 2014 through 2019 and played 56 of a imaginable 60 video games for the length of the shortened 2020 marketing campaign. He then played 144 video games in 2021.
When healthy, the 29-year-extinct is for sure one of the principal handiest avid gamers in the Boston lineup.
He slashed .295/.370/.493 with 23 dwelling runs and 79 RBI in 2021 after hitting .309/.384/.555 with 33 dwelling runs and 117 RBI in 2019 for the length of the previous plump year. He’s a three-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger and two-time World Assortment champion as for sure one of the principal faces of the group.
He has been for sure one of Boston’s handiest hitters this season, slashing .331/.389/.472 with four dwelling runs and 16 RBI entering Friday’s contest.
While it’s unrealistic for the Red Sox to hunt files from someone to reproduction Bogaerts’ numbers, survey them to flip in opposition to Christian Arroyo at shortstop if the starter is sidelined for an prolonged length.