Shortstop Xander Bogaerts has been one of the Boston Red Sox's best hitters during the 2022 MLB season. That's why fans were worried when he was pinch-hit for in the ninth inning of Tuesday night's win due to shoulder tightness. The good news is that manager Alex Cora isn't too worried about it.
Xander Bogaerts Injury Update
Bogaerts was removed from the game during the ninth inning in favor of Franchy Cordero. It was another instance of shoulder tightness that has been bothering him since he collided with teammate Alex Verdugo back on May 20. A stint on the injured list is not being considered at this point, though.
In fact, Bogaerts is already pushing to be back in the lineup on Wednesday night. The 29-year-old has been a mainstay in the middle of the batting order, slashing .320/.388/.481 through 55 games. He also ranks second on the team in hits (66) and has racked up 36 runs scored to go along with 26 RBI.
It's safe to consider Bogaerts day-to-day at this point and seeing him sit a time or two over the next few weeks would make a lot of sense. All things considered, the Red Sox have won six straight games and seem to be finding their groove in the American League East division with a 29-27 record.
Boston has odds set at +4000 to win the World Series, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.