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    Red Sox might call up young Aruban ball player from AAA/minors!

    http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-...ander-bogaerts

    and from the boston globe
    SAN FRANCISCO — The Red Sox have decided to call up their top prospect, 20-year-old shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
    Bogaerts has hit .297 with an .865 OPS in 116 games for Double A Portland and Triple A Pawtucket this season. He has 15 home runs and 67 RBIs. Bogaerts will replace Brock Holt on the 25-man roster and serve as a utility player who can spell shortstop Stephen Drew.
    Bogaerts is a righthanded hitter and his presence could help the Red Sox improve their production against lefthanded starters, something that has been an issue since the All-Star break. With Pawtucket, Bogaerts has hit .298/.452/.474 against lefthanders.
    Scouts and media evaluators generally rank Bogaerts among the top four or five prospects in the game. With the Red Sox having lost seven of their last 10 games, team executives hope that Bogaerts will provide a spark. He would be the youngest Red Sox position player since 20-year-old Dwight Evans in 1972.
    Catcher David Ross will come off the 60-day disabled list as well before the Red Sox start a three-game series against the Giants on Monday. Ryan Lavarnway will return to Pawtucket.
    To make room for Bogaerts and Ross on the 40-man roster, the Sox are expected to place injured pitchers Andrew Bailey and Clay Buchholz on the 60-day disabled list.
    Bailey is out for the season after undergoing shoulder surgery. Buchholz has been out longer than 60 days already and the move is retroactive.
    News on the roster moves was first reported by WEEI.com.
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    He's one of the top prospects in baseball. Everyone in Boston is eager to see him play.

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    how cool this would be! my beloved sox are making me a bit nervous these days hope things start to turn back around :-)

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    wow...that is really cool, hope he does well !!!
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    They'll be playing in CA through Sunday if anyone wants to watch.

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    hope that he gets to play soon!

    lots of chatter of FB from aruba folks wishing their "boy of summer" well!!

    here is an espn article
    http://espn.go.com/boston/mlb/story/...boston-red-sox

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    It was great to read about Xander being selected. Hope he does well. I'm sure he will.

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    How wonderful. Another reason to watch the sox's!

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    Bogaerts is playing shortstop in tonight's game. 10:00PM EDT.

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    There have been four before him. Two in 1996 and two in 1998 http://www.baseball-almanac.com/play....php?loc=Aruba. Very exciting!

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