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The latest on shortstop Xander Bogaerts’ hamstring injury


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Bogaerts is in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.

Xander Bogaerts grabs his right hamstring Friday against the Yankees. Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Xander Bogaerts, who left Friday’s game against the Yankees with a hamstring injury, is in the lineup Saturday.

The star shortstop felt an adjustment after an RBI single in the 10th inning of the Red Sox’ 6-5 loss.

“I don’t know what it was,” Bogaerts told reporters. “It wasn’t good, though. And I mean, I tried to do anything not to feel it and it kind of went away for a little while. But it was not a normal thing that happens every day.

Bogaerts said at the time he thought he could pay on Saturday, and a day later it’s clear he was right.

“They’re obviously going to have to keep an eye on him because there are 161 games to go, but it’s good he’s in there,” he added. The Boston Globeit is Julian McWilliams said on NESN.

McWilliams said he had seen Bogaerts work the field and that he practiced well at bat and looked “sharp”.

If Bogaerts were to miss some time, the Red Sox could put Christian Arroyo at shortstop or return Trevor Story to his natural position.



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