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Red Sox shortstop Bogaerts going on DL with cracked bone in ankle

Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz delivering a pitch against the Houston Astros Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz delivering a pitch against the Houston Astros
Kristopher Love | 12 April, 2018, 04:10

No surgery is required and Bogaerts is expected to return in 10-14 days.

The Boston Red Sox announced on Monday that Bogaerts is headed to the 10-day disabled list due to a "small crack" in the talus bone of his left ankle.

Boston says it will recall infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket. He tried to chase the ball to prevent it from going into the dugout.

The Red Sox received less-than-stellar news regarding Xander Bogaerts on Monday, but it appears Boston's shortstop already is making strides in recovering from an ankle injury.

In Bogaerts' absence, it appears the Red Sox will fill the void by committee. Through nine games, Bogaerts has a team-leading.368 batting average and has flashed the power he seemed to lack last season - hitting two home runs, driving in nine and boasting a.711 slugging percentage. Defensively, Lin has played all over the diamond, but he has the most experience at shortstop, where he has a.950 fielding percentage in his minor league career and where he was ideal previous year at the MLB level in 55 innings.