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Here's #RedSox mgr John Farrell talking about star prospect Xander Bogaerts and his MLB ETA:
Xander Bogaerts will start at third base for Triple A Pawtucket tonight. It will be his fifth game at third base for Pawtucket. Bogaerts has otherwise played only shortstop this season in the minors.
Bogaerts is hitting a solid .273/.377/.476 in 40 games for Pawtucket. He has eight home runs and 24 RBIs. Bogaerts has struck out 29 times and walked 23 times, an impressive ratio for a 20-year-old in Triple A.
"Xander's doing everything that he can to tell us when he's ready to come to the big leagues," Farrell said. "Whether that's this week or next month, that's still in the debate or in the conversation. But it's an exciting young player. We're all looking forward to the day he begins his career, not knowing when that's going to be.
"There's still some things that are a work in progress for him defensively. Any time you go up against more veteran and accomplished pitching, that's going to be another adjustments on his part. He's a pretty exciting player."