Xander Bogaerts Speaker Profile
Shortstop for the Boston Red Sox
Xander Bogaerts Biography
Xander Bogaerts was born October 1, 1992 and is an Aruban professional baseball player as shortstop for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. In 2013, Bogaerts became the fifth player from Aruba to play in the Major Leagues.
He started the season with Portland and was promoted to the Pawtucket Red Sox of the Triple-A International League in mid-June. The Red Sox promoted Bogaerts to the major leagues on August 19. Bogaerts made his MLB debut on August 20 against the San Francisco Giants. He got his first major league hit five days later against the Los Angeles Dodgers. On September 7, Bogaerts hit his first MLB home run against New York Yankees pitcher Jim Miller. At the end of the 2013 Minor League season, Bogaerts gained USA Today Minor League Player of the Year honors and was named to the 2013 Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team. During his brief stint in the Majors of 2013, Bogaerts appeared in 18 games batting .250 with a home run, 5 RBI, and a stolen base.
Despite debuting late in the season, Bogaerts was part of the 25-man active roster during the postseason run. Bogaerts had a strong performance in the postseason as he batted .296 with 2 RBI in 12 postseason games, eventually leading to the Red Sox winning their 8th overall World Series.
Bogaerts has a twin brother, Jair. Jair also signed with the Red Sox as an international free agent. He was sent to the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2012 season to complete the compensation regarding Theo Epstein.
Bogaerts is the fifth Aruban to play in MLB, following Sidney Ponson, Calvin Maduro, Gene Kingsale, and Radhames Dykhoff. In 2011, after winning the gold medal in the Baseball World Cup, Bogaerts was inducted into the Order of Orange-Nassau by the Governor of Aruba.
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