Boston Purple Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is within the midst of one other big season, slashing .323/.391/.456 with 4 residence runs, 17 RBIs and 26 runs scored via 42 video games. Barring damage, it appears to be like like “X” may very well be on his strategy to his fourth All-Star marketing campaign (and third in 4 seasons), whereas showcasing a plus-glove at one of the crucial necessary positions on the diamond as effectively.
Nonetheless, his future with the workforce he’s spent his complete nine-plus MLB seasons with could be very a lot up within the air. Within the offseason, Bogaerts turned down a contract extension supply from Boston and in mid-April, Purple Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom admitted that at that time the group’s extension talks hadn’t “aligned” with both the shortstop or fellow All-Star infielder Rafael Devers.
Bloom addressed the state of affairs once more on Thursday morning, however didn’t have a lot of an replace.