Bogaerts (concussion) headed to 7-day DL

Bogaerts (concussion) headed to 7-day DL
August 24, 2014, 6:45 pm
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BOSTON -- Xander Bogaerts will go to the 7-day disabled list as he recovers from a concussion suffered Friday.

The Red Sox rookie shortstop was struck in the helmet by an 89-mph Felix Hernandez changeup and has sat out each of the team's last two games as he's undergone concussion testing. 

"He's gonna be placed on the 7-day DL," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. "He still has some symptoms from a mild concussion. Until they subside or clear up, we've got to go through the protocol to get him cleared so he'll be inactive for those seven days at a minimum."
 
Bogaerts will not travel with the team for its series in Toronto, but the plan is for him to join the team in Tampa Bay for a series that begins on Friday. Since Bogaerts has not played the last two days, he is eligible to come off of the 7-day disabled list after five days.
 
"It's been getting better," Bogaerts said of his concussion symptoms. "I'm feeling good, but it's just something to be safe. Just making sure that I'm healthy when I come back."
 
Bogaerts was asked if having a break from baseball could help him on the field since he's hitting .156 over the last four weeks, with five extra-base hits, five RBI and 22 strikeouts. 
 
"We'll see," he said. "We'll see when I get back. Just looking forward to getting healthy right now."
 
The Red Sox have selected the contract of 6-foot-3, 200-pound third baseman Carlos Rivero to take Bogaerts' vacated roster spot. In 74 games with Pawtucket this season, Rivero is hitting .286 with a .341 on-base percentage and 36 RBI.