Xander Bogaerts cleared to return from the 7-day concussion disabled list on Saturday night

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Via Sean McAdam of CSNNewEngland.com

Xander Bogaerts was cleared by MLB to return from the seven-day concussion DL. He’s eligible to do so Saturday.

Bogaerts passed cognitive and physical tests administered by MLB and will rejoin the Sox in Tampa Thursday.

“He’s passed everything,” Red Sox manager John Farrell told McAdam. “He’s gone through some running and throwing (in Boston) and he’ll go through a full work day on Friday and then be ready for Friday.”

Bogaerts suffered the brain injury last Friday when he was hit in the head by a Felix Hernandez pitch.

He’ll try to finish the 2014 season on a good note after batting .223/.293/.333 over his first 118 games.

Brandon Crawford homers off brother-in-law Gerrit Cole

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You can’t pick your family and no one knows that better than Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. His sister Amy married Astros starter Gerrit Cole in November 2016, so the two players are brothers-in-law.

The two players have matched up against each other 18 times in the past, as Cole spent his first five seasons in the National League with the Pirates. Cole often won that battle, holding Crawford to four hits — all singles — in 18 plate appearances.

Crawford finally got the better of Cole on Tuesday night, hitting a line drive into the appropriately-named Crawford Boxes at Minute Maid Park for a two-run home run, cutting the Astros’ lead to 5-2.