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Red Sox place Xander Bogaerts on the seven-day concussion DL

Aug 24, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

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The Red Sox have placed shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the seven-day concussion disabled list, ESPN Boston’s Joe McDonald reports. Bogaerts was hit in the head by an 89 MPH Felix Hernandez change-up on Friday night against the Mariners and did not play in Saturday or Sunday’s games.

Bogaerts told the media he felt fine, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to head injuries. The 21-year-old rookie has a .223/.293/.333 slash line with eight home runs and 30 RBI on the season.

The Red Sox have recalled infielder Carlos Rivero from Triple-A Pawtucket to serve as depth while Bogaerts is out.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Aug 24, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    Oh no. There goes the playoffs.

  2. yahmule - Aug 24, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    Put him on the 40 day Can’t hit for **** list and pull the plug on this horrendous season.

    • yahmule - Aug 25, 2014 at 2:48 AM

      Oh, sorry, downthumbers. He’s had a great season and was totally ready for this. By no means should he have been back in Pawtucket months ago.

    • Jack Glasscock's Cup - Aug 25, 2014 at 9:22 AM

      patience, grasshopper. not everyone is a star from his first at-bat. sometimes, believe it or not, players are human, and there is an adjustment period that can last for a year or two. See: Rodriguez, Alex; Trout, Mike; Gordon, Alex; Pedroia, Dustin . . . and those are just the ones that I remember off of the top of my head.

  3. theskinsman - Sep 14, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Yes, by all means send him down to tear up AAA pitching again. The Red Sox might miss the playoffs unless they send him down and replace him with……

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