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March 29, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Jair Bogaerts sent to Cubs to complete Epstein compensation


Brian McPherson of the Providence Journal reports that the Red Sox have sent first baseman Jair Bogaerts to the Chicago Cubs, completing the compensation for general manager Theo Epstein. The Red Sox had previously received right-handed pitchers Chris Carpenter and Aaron Kurcz from Chicago. 

Bogaerts, 19, was originally signed by former Sox scout Mike Lord in August 2009. He played the past two season in the Dominican Summer League. After a difficult debut season, Bogaerts rebounded in 2011 to hit .288/.387/.404 in 47 games. He is the twin brother of highly-touted shortstop prospect Xander Bogaerts.

 
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