Bogaerts acknowledges this could be the last season with the Red Sox

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts accepts that his 10th season with the team could be his last. When the current MLB season ends in November, Bogaerts can opt out of his contract and forfeit the last three years and $60 million. it remains from the six-year, $132 million deal he signed with the Red Sox in 2019. Bogaerts, 29, and the team have talked about reworking his contract before the start of the season, but these discussions went nowhere. -time All-Star said he hadn’t heard anything from the organization about revisiting those talks until the end of the regular season and would “probably continue to do so.” In a one-on-one interview with SportsCenter 5, Bogaerts said he thought he made it pretty clear early on that he would like to stay with the Red Sox. “It sucks it’s at this stage right now,” he said. “I’m trying to focus on the game at the moment and trying not to think about it too much.” of a place of joker, the Sox are therefore far from qualifying for the playoffs with 21 games to play. Boston’s final regular season game is scheduled for Oct. 5 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. “I just want to finish strong and I know where we are in the standings,” Bogaerts said. “Anything can happen, you know? It’s September baseball.” a lot for me, of course, and my family too. I have a lot of good memories here,” Bogaerts said. there’s going to be a lot of emotion going into it, but we’re still hoping we can keep him in our uniform for a long time,” Bloom said. Going into Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Bogaerts was leading the American League with a .319 from batting average.His 158 hits and 37 doubles ranked fourth in the AL and he was tied for eighth in the league with 80 runs scored.He also had 13 home runs, 66 RBIs and eight interceptions In the evening.

Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts accepts that his 10th season with the team could be his last.

When the current MLB season ends in November, Bogaerts will be able to opt out of his contract and void the last three years and the remaining $60 million of the six-year, $132 million deal he signed with the Red Sox in 2019.

Bogaerts, 29, and the team talked about reworking his contract before the start of the season, but those talks came to nothing.

The four-time All-Star said he hadn’t heard anything from the organization about revisiting those talks until the end of the regular season and would “probably continue that way.”

In a one-on-one interview with SportsCenter 5, Bogaerts said he thought he made it pretty clear early on that he would like to stay with the Red Sox.

“It sucks it’s at this stage right now,” he said. “I’m trying to focus on the game at the moment and trying not to think about it too much.”

The Red Sox entered Tuesday night’s game against the New York Yankees 16 games behind the Yanks in the American League East and 10 games on a wild card, so the Sox are a long way from making the playoffs. with 21 games to go. Boston’s final regular season game is scheduled for Oct. 5 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.

“I just want to finish strong and I know where we are in the standings,” Bogaerts said. “Anything can happen, you know? It’s September baseball.”

Bogaerts, who helped the Red Sox win two World Series titles, said he felt the appreciation from Boston fans.

“I’m very grateful. I know the city means a lot to me, obviously, and my family too. I have a lot of great memories here,” Bogaerts said.

Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said he “absolutely” wants Bogaerts to be Boston’s shortstop of the future.

“There’s going to be a lot of emotion going into it, but we’re still hoping we can keep him in our uniform for a long time,” Bloom said.

Going into Tuesday’s game against the Yankees, Bogaerts led the American League with a .319 batting average. His 158 hits and 37 doubles ranked fourth in the AL and he was tied for eighth in the league with 80 runs scored. He also had 13 home runs, 66 RBIs and eight interceptions on the night.

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