Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is expected to be sidelined 10 to 14 days due to a cracked bone in his left ankle, the team announced Monday.
Bogaerts underwent an MRI exam earlier Monday, and doctors discovered the small non-displaced fracture in the talus bone, according to the Red Sox. As a result, Bogaerts was placed on the 10-day disabled list.
The injury occurred during Sunday's game against Tampa Bay when Bogaerts slid into the Rays' dugout in pursuit of a loose ball that he initially mishandled.
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Bogaerts is batting .368 with two home runs, seven doubles and nine RBIs in nine games.
Boston will recalled infielder Tzu-Wei Lin from Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday to fill the roster spot. Lin batted .268 in 25 games for the Red Sox last season.
Meanwhile, left-hander Drew Pomeranz (forearm flexor) will make his next rehab start on Friday. Pomeranz will pitch for Double-A Portland against Binghamton.
--Field Level Media