June 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM
confirmed by WEEI's Alex Speier. Bogaerts will be in tonight's lineup when Pawtucket takes on the Buffalo Bisons at McCoy (weather permitting).
Bogaerts, 20, batted .311/.407/.502 with six home runs, six triples and twelve doubles in 56 games in Double-A Portland this season. As incredible as he's been the last couple of weeks, Bogaerts initially struggled this season, batting .245/.286/.283 with 16 strikeouts to three walks in his first 12 games of the season. He found his rhythm at the plate, hitting .331/.441/.572 in his subsequent 44 games.
Bogaerts displayed an improvement in his plate discipline this season as he walked 35 times in 259 plate appearances, a remarkable turn around from his one walk in 92 plate appearances last season with Portland. He batted .315/.392/.531 in 351 Double-A plate appearances over two seasons, both while playing as the youngest player in the league. Bogaerts will be the youngest player in Triple-A.
A corresponding countermove for Bogaerts will be made.
Photo Credit: Xander Bogaerts by Kelly O'Connor
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