Xander Bogaerts has been red-hot this spring training.
The Boston Red Sox shortstop has changed his philosophy at the plate thanks to new manager Alex Cora and hitting coach Tim Hyers, and the approach has appeared to work down in Florida.
That was apparent Saturday afternoon, when Bogaerts crushed a home run over the JetBlue Park Green Monster on a 2-2 pitch over the plate in the fifth inning.
He got all of that one.
The dinger was the shortstop’s third this spring, while also hitting .350 with a 1.061 OPS. The Red Sox certainly are hoping that success at the dish translates into the regular season, and some baseball experts consider that a potential reality. ESPN’s Keith Law indicated the 25-year-old is in line for a possible breakout campaign in 2018.
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