Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts exited Sunday’s game against the Rays in the seventh inning after suffering an apparent leg injury. Bogaerts slid into the visiting dugout trying to prevent an errant throw from leaving the field of play. He needed the help of team trainers to leave the field.
The Red Sox should have more on Bogaerts’ status later today. He went 1-for-3 on the afternoon and entered the game batting .371/.405/.743 with seven doubles, two homers, nine RBI, and seven runs scored in 37 plate appearances.
Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told MLB.com that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:
“I’m start to start. I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”
Sabathia is enjoying a nice late-career renaissance, having transformed himself from the dominant lefty he used to be to a crafty one over the past several seasons. Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday, but he’s having another solid season. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts.
Will a World Series decide whether he hangs ’em up? Will his knee? Guess we’ll know by November.