Red Sox Call Up Xander Bogaerts

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The Boston Red Sox are suddenly 3-7 in their last ten games and need a spark these days. After all the drama on Sunday night, they called down to Triple-A Pawtucket and officially promoted Xander Bogaerts. In 60 games with Pawtucket, Bogaerts was hitting .284 with a .369 OBP, .453 slugging percentage and nine home runs. He's spent most of his time at his natural position of shortstop, but he's also seen action in nine games at third base. The Red Sox have struggled against lefties and Bogaerts could provide some improvement in that area given that he was hitting .298 with 16 walks and just seven strikeouts against southpaws. Bogaerts was ranked fourth on Baseball America's Midseason Top 50 list. He should be owned in all fantasy formats.  

 

NEWS & NOTES

  • Adam Wainwright looked normal on Sunday as he struck out 11 and yielded just one run over seven innings in Sunday's victory against the Cubs. Wainwright improved to 14-7 and will face the Braves in his next start.
  • Max Scherzer was brilliant again on Sunday as he threw eight innings and gave up just two runs as the Tigers defeated the Royals. Scherzer struck out four Royals, walked none and gave up just five hits. He improves to 18-1 with a 2.82 ERA this year and is running away with the AL Cy Young award.
  • Miguel Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in the Tigers’ 6-3 defeat of the Royals on Sunday. Cabrera is now hitting .360 with 40 homers and 120 RBI.
  • Chris Davis went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI, and three runs scored as the Orioles defeated the Rockies 7-2. Davis is batting .306 with 45 homers and 115 RBI.
  • Brian Wilson (elbow) will likely join the Dodgers bullpen this week. The current bullpen has been so good lately that the Dodgers have been able to be very patient with Wilson's rehab. Look for Wilson to pitch in a set up role for closer Kenley Jansen.
  • Adrian Gonzalez (neck) was not in the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday because he is dealing with a stiff neck. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Gonzalez could have played Sunday, but it was a good time to give him a day off.
  • Jerry Mejia (elbow) went on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury and is not expected back this season. It appears Mejia did enough to impress the Mets as he will get consideration for the rotation in 2014.
  • Homer Bailey pitched eight solid innings and held the Brewers to one run on three hits on Sunday for his eighth win of the season.
  • Addison Reed earned his 31st save of the season on Sunday against the Twins. Reed has nine straight scoreless innings, lowering his ERA to 3.30.
  • Chris Archer allowed one run on surrendered just four hits over seven innings. He struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the no-decision. After struggling in his last two outings, Archer looked as good as he did in July when he was racking up quality starts.