MRI clean on Xander Bogaerts’ sore right knee

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Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts banged his right knee while rounding third base on Monday afternoon against the Nationals and he was not in the starting lineup Tuesday, but there’s good news out of Boston.

According to Alex Speier of WEEI, an MRI taken Tuesday morning on Bogaerts’ knee came back clean and he could return to action as early as Wednesday.

Bogaerts is off to a hot start this season for the Red Sox, hitting .433 with a 1.033 OPS through 34 plate appearances. The 22-year-old budding star has seven RBI in seven games.