Red Sox place Xander Bogaerts on seven-day concussion disabled list

Monday August 25th, 2014

The Red Sox have placed infielder Xander Bogaerts on the seven-day concussion disabled list, the team announced Monday. The move is retroactive to August 23. 

Bogaerts was hit in the head with a pitch Friday.

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The 21-year-old burst on the scene during the Red Sox World Series run last season. In 12 playoffs games he batted .296.

Bogaerts has struggled in his first full major league season, though. He is batting only .223 with a .333 slugging percentage. 

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The recent trade of Stephen Drew allowed Bogaerts to move back to shortstop, his natural position. He also played 44 games at third base.

Brock Holt will start at shortstop in Monday night's game against the Blue Jays.

- Dan Gartland

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