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Xander Bogaerts getting called up to Red Sox

SAN FRANCISCO — The Red Sox have decided to call up their top prospect, 20-year-old shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

Bogaerts has hit .297 with an .865 OPS in 116 games for Double A Portland and Triple A Pawtucket this season. He has 15 home runs and 67 RBIs. Bogaerts will replace Brock Holt on the 25-man roster and serve as a utility player who can spell shortstop Stephen Drew.

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