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Red Sox Notebook

Xander Bogaerts promotion gives Red Sox depth

SAN FRANCISCO — The Red Sox called up their top prospect on Monday. But 20-year-old shortstop Xander Bogaerts wasn’t in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

Bogaerts is joining the Sox to provide depth on the left side of the infield and not necessarily to play every day, manager John Farrell said. The plan is to start him on Tuesday night and go from there.

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