The Boston Red Sox are taking a cautious approach with Xander Bogaerts, but even still, he is progressing nicely.
Boston’s veteran shortstop has been shut down for a few days due to some lingering shoulder soreness from his throwing program in Aruba. The Red Sox never expected him to be out long, and manager Alex Cora indicated Friday things were moving in the right direction.
“He threw yesterday, he’s throwing again today,” Cora said over Zoom. “He feels good, he feels good.”
Cora then joked: “Another thing about Xander, when he starts talking about soccer, that’s a good sign with him, too, he’s getting locked in.”
The regular season still is a few weeks away, and there obviously is no sense in overdoing it during spring training, especially for a proven player like Bogaerts. By the sound of it, everything is moving along just fine.