He got his first taste of the majors in mid-August, collecting his first hit in his fifth at-bat. His first career home run is out of the way as well, as the phenom clubbed that out of Yankee Stadium in a 13-9 Red Sox win in mid-September.
The playoffs? Those won’t be new either, as the 21-year-old saw action in 12 games during Boston’s run to a World Series title, getting the start at third base in the final games against the St. Louis Cardinals. When the Red Sox open the home portion of their season at Fenway Park on April 4, Bogaerts will have his named called and collect a World Series ring with the rest of his teammates.
All that’s different this time around is that Bogaerts will likely start this season in the majors, and not climbing his way up the Red Sox system as he did in 2013.
Should everything fall into place this spring, Bogaerts could find himself starting at shortstop on opening day "
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