X-rays on Xander Bogaerts negative after HBP
The Boston Red Sox got some good news about the status of Xander Bogaerts following a scare on Tuesday night.
Bogaerts was hit in the hand during the ninth inning of Boston’s 3-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
— Red Sox on CLNS (@RedSoxCLNS) August 1, 2018
Bogaerts was hit in the same spot as last July, which caused additional worry among fans; the shortstop struggled the rest of July and through August last year after being hit.
Some moderately good news came after the game when X-rays on Bogaerts were negative.
X-rays negative on Bogaerts. He was hit on the same spot as last season (and x-rays were negative then, too). Says he'll see how he feels on Thursday. Fair to say he was downcast.
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 1, 2018
Based on how last year’s HBP slowed him down, Bogaerts isn’t completely clear. But just having a contusion versus a fracture is good news.