The Red Sox, according to an industry source, will call up Xander Bogaerts from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. The shortstop will become the first 20-year-old to make his big league debut with the Red Sox since right-hander Jeff Suppan got his summons in 1995, and the first Red Sox position player age 20 or younger to arrive in the big leagues since outfielder Dwight Evans made his big league debut as a 20-year-old in 1972.
Bogaerts has been one of the top prospects in all of baseball and his call-up has been much anticipated among Red Sox fans. In order to make room on the roster, the team sent down utility man Brock Holt.
The shortstop/third baseman has played 60 game with Triple-A Pawtucket where he hit .284 with a .369 OBP, .453 slugging percentage and nine home runs. He will be the first 20-year old to make his Red Sox debut since Jeff Suppan was called up in 1995.
Here is a feature on Bogaerts chronicling his life from Aruba to this point.
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