Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts Put on DL with Cracked Bone in Ankle
BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts was put on the 10-day disabled list because of a cracked bone in his left ankle.
Boston says an MRI confirmed the injury on Monday, a day after he was hurt. The injury is a non-displaced fracture and won't require surgery. He is expected to miss 10-to-014 days.
Bogaerts, a 2016 AL All-Star, left Sunday's 8-7 over Tampa Bay in the seventh inning after injuring his ankle while sliding into the Rays dugout. He was covering third base and chasing his own mishandling of a ball relayed by left fielder J.D. Martinez.
Boston says it will recall infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket.
In addition, left-hander Drew Pomeranz's injury rehabilitation assignment is being transferred from Pawtucket to Double-A Portland as he comes back from a left forearm flexor strain.
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