Xander Bogaerts Says Wrist ‘Pretty Strong’ But Believes It Will Get Worse


Xander Bogaerts got plunked with a pitch late in Friday’s 6-2 Boston Red Sox win over the Houston Astros and immediately fell to the ground in pain before leaving the game.

The pitch hit Bogaerts in the wrist — which is only good news because it initially looked like it might have caught his face — but the 23-year-old shortstop was optimistic about his prognosis in the clubhouse.

“It’s pretty sore,” Bogaerts told to the media, as seen on NESN’s “Red Sox Final,” while explaining that he was able to move his wrist around. “But tomorrow it’s probably going to wake up feeling bad, so I mean I’m (going to) be anxious to see how it feels tomorrow.”

Check out the rest of Bogaerts’ comments in the video above.

Thumbnail photo via Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports Images

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