Bogaerts to Triple-A…’Dogs and ‘Wolves conclude season series

Portland and the Erie SeaWolves (Tigers affiliate) play the final game of their four-game series on Thursday night.

PEDRO MARTINEZ VIDEO INTERVIEW

Coverage begins at 5:40 PM on the U.S. Cellular Sea Dogs Radio Network

Portland Lineup: Wilkerson 8, Hissey 9, Almanzar 5, Linares DH, Shaw 3, Vitek 7, Vazquez 2,  Meneses 4, Gibson 4, Ranaudo RHP

Erie Lineup: Johnson 9, Suarez 6, Perez 4, Fields 8, McCann 2, Jones DH, Gaynor 5, Robbins 3, Lemon 7, Garcia LHP

Preview of Today’s Notes

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Official Release
Portland, Maine- Portland Sea Dogs’ shortstop Xander Bogaerts has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. No counter move has yet been announced. The Sea Dogs roster currently stands at 24 active players.

Bogaerts, the top ranked prospect in the organization by Baseball America, hit a team leading .311 (68-for-219) in 56 games for the Sea Dogs this season with 12 doubles, six triples, six home runs, 35 RBI, and five stolen bases. He reached base safely in 50 of 55 games with the Sea Dogs and was tied for the team lead with 18 multi-hit games. His six triples was tied for the league lead.

The 20-year-old was named the 2012 Red Sox Minor League Offensive Player of the Year hitting a combined .307 with 37 doubles, three triples, 20 home runs, and 81 RBI between High-A Salem and Double-A Portland. Bogaerts joined the Sea Dogs on August 9th, 2012 and hit .326 in 23 games for Portland in 2012. In his Sea Dogs’ Double-A career Bogaerts hit .315 (98-for-311) in 79 games with 11 home runs and 53 RBI.

The Aruba native is tabbed by Baseball America as the “Best Athlete and “Best Power Hitter” in the Red Sox farm system. Bogaerts was signed by the Red Sox as an international free agent on August 23, 2009.

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