UPDATE, 11:05 p.m. ET: The Boston Red Sox received good news regarding Xander Bogaerts’ status.
Bogaerts’ MRI on his right knee revealed no structural damage, Red Sox manager John Farrell said after Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park. The shortstop is listed as day-to-day.
BOSTON — There?s an explanation behind Xander Bogaerts? absence.
Bogaerts, who has been arguably the Red Sox?s hottest hitter over the club?s first seven games of the 2015 season, is out Boston?s starting lineup Tuesday against the Washington Nationals at Fenway Park because of right knee soreness, according to manager John Farrell.
Bogaerts initially suffered the injury while rounding third base in the Red Sox?s home opener Monday. He arrived at the ballpark Tuesday feeling increased symptoms, according to Farrell, and the team sent the 22-year-old shortstop to undergo an MRI before Tuesday?s game.
?He was rounding third base and he was held up and there was a little bit of a slip,? Farrell said. ?(He) continued on in the game with no issue, no complaint, no word of anything, even after the game didn?t feel anything.?
Brock Holt earned the start at shortstop Tuesday with Bogaerts sidelined. Bogaerts, who currently is on a six-game hit streak, is batting .433 (13-for-30) with seven RBIs and a .500 on-base percentage in 34 plate appearances.
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