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CHRISTOPHER L. GASPER

What is Red Sox’ plan for Xander Bogaerts?

It’s not designed to be a riddle, but it has become one for Xander Bogaerts and the Red Sox. Can you be the shortstop of the future if you don’t play any shortstop?

Forget Confucian queries, the Red Sox’ handling of Bogaerts is plain confusing. They keep saying he can play shortstop and keep not playing him there.

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