Red Sox SS Bogaerts (ankle) out 10-14 days

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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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox injures himself as he slides into the dugout chasing an overthrown ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 8, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox injures himself as he slides into the dugout chasing an overthrown ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 8, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 8: Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts reaches for his left ankle after he was injured chasing an errant seventh inning throw. He had to leave the game. The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on April 8, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after an injury from slidinginto the dugout chasing an overthrown ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 8, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 08: Manger Alex Cora checks on Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox after making a sliding play in the top of the seventh inning of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on April 8, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 08: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox is helped from the field after making a sliding play in the top of the seventh inning of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on April 8, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
BOSTON - APRIL 8: Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts is helped off the field after he was injured chasing an errant seventh inning throw. He had to leave the game. The Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays in a regular season MLB baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston on April 8, 2018. (Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 8: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts after an injury from slidinginto the dugout chasing an overthrown ball during the seventh inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 8, 2018 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images)
Apr 8, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (not pictured) is examined by a trainer during the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
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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

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