Bogaerts 'blessed' to be a part of Futures Game

Bogaerts 'blessed' to be a part of Futures Game
July 14, 2013, 9:15 pm
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Boston Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts continues to impress.

The 20-year old shortstop, who is hitting .294 for Triple-A Pawtucket, went 2-3 and scored a run for the World Team in Sunday's Futures Game at Citi Field. The World lost to USA by a score of 4-2, but Bogaerts was honored by the opportunity to be playing with some of the game's brightest prospects.

"I'm blessed with the opportunity to play with all these talented guys and hopefully a lot of future all-stars," Bogaert's told Comcast Sportsnet's Jess Moran in an exclusive interview.

Bogaerts was joined at the Futures Game by two other Red Sox prospects, pitcher Anthony Ranaudo and third baseman Garin Cecchini. Both were playing for USA. Ranaudo allowed World's only two runs, surrendering a homerun and recording only two outs before being pulled from the game. Cecchini came into the game in the fifth inning and drove in a run with a double.