Red Sox call up top prospect Xander Bogaerts

The Boston Red Sox called up top prospect infielder Xander Bogaerts on Monday from Triple-A Pawtucket.

According to, Bogaerts will join the team in San Francisco on Monday night as the Red Sox take on the San Francisco Giants to start a six game road trip.

The shortstop will become the first 20-year-old to make his big league debut with the Red Sox since pitcher Jeff Suppan in 1995, and is the first position player since Dwight Evans’s debut at 20 for the Red Sox in 1972.

The Red Sox sent down utility infielder Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket to make room for Bogaerts on the 25-man roster.

Bogaerts is a five tool player and, according to’s Jonathan Mayo, is the sixth best prospect in Major League Baseball and the second best shortstop prospect in baseball.

According to, Bogaerts hit .284 with nine home runs in 60 games with Pawtucket this season. He spent most time playing shortstop in the minors but could see some time at third base for the Red Sox as well.

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