Xander Bogaerts is ready to go, despite the scare he faced Thursday night.
The Boston Red Sox shortstop was hit on the right hand during the first inning of the Red Sox’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, and although he missed Friday’s game, he’s back in the lineup for Saturday’s game at Tropicana Field.
Manager John Farrell spoke before the game, saying Bogaerts has “responded favorably” to treatment on his injured hand.
To hear more from Farrell, check out the video above from “Red Sox First Pitch,” presented by Men’s Wearhouse.
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