Xander Bogaerts RUMORS & NEWS

  • Blue Jays, Cubs, Twins “Were Really After” Xander Bogaerts

    MLB Trade Rumors "Xander Bogaerts’ first visit to free agency resulted in an 11-year, $280MM deal with the Padres that greatly exceeded projections, even for a player who was expected to land one of the offseason’s biggest contracts.  Agent Scott Boras discussed some of the twists and..." January 16

  • Xander Bogaerts is gone, Trevor Story had surgery, so where do the Red Sox go from here?

    The Athletic "Spring training opens in a little more than a month, the free agent market is down to its bare bones, the trade market seems to barely even exist, and suddenly the Red Sox need not one but two everyday position players. On Tuesday, the team announced that Trevor..." January 11

  • Why Rafael Devers -- and not Mookie Betts or Xander Bogaerts?

    ESPN "Rafael Devers is staying in Boston. The Red Sox and their star third baseman are finalizing an 11-year, $331 million contract extension, setting up the 26-year-old slugger as the cornerstone of the next generation at Fenway Park. Following some high-profile departures in..." January 05

  • 'There are a couple of regrets': Red Sox move forward after Xander Bogaerts bolts Boston

    ESPN "Chaim Bloom has been reliving the negotiations with Xander Bogaerts in his head. "There are a couple of regrets," the chief baseball officer of the Boston Red Sox told ESPN a week after Bogaerts signed with the San Diego Padres. When..." December 19

  • How long will Manny Machado, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Xander Bogaerts all be Padres?

    ESPN "Scott Boras thought he was prepared when A.J. Preller called him around Thanksgiving. In front of him sat a list of available players who might fulfill the San Diego Padres' perceived needs, most of them first basemen and corner outfielders. Then Preller, the Padres' ninth-year..." December 16

  • Why paying Aaron Judge, Trea Turner and Xander Bogaerts in their 30s could be a risky move

    ESPN "At the news conference officially welcoming Xander Bogaerts to the San Diego Padres, he tried on a pin-striped Padres jersey emblazoned with "2" on the back as A.J. Preller, the team's president of baseball operations and general manager, looked on with a smile as..." December 15

  • Red Sox exec says team is 'making the right decisions' after Xander Bogaerts walks

    CBS Sports "The Boston Red Sox continue to neglect both the roster and one of the game's most engaged fan bases by doing not much of genuine importance this offseason. This lack of investment on the part of the team's high command continues a trend that dates back to at least the early 2020 trade..." December 13

  • Which Xander Bogaerts are the Padres getting?

    The Athletic "The Padres appeared to miss out on two of their top free-agent targets in Trea Turner and Aaron Judge, at least according to the rumor mill, so they moved just a little bit down the rankings to land Xander Bogaerts, giving him an eleven-year, $280 million..." December 09

  • Red Sox's offseason hits new low as Boston fails to re-sign Xander Bogaerts with unserious offer

    CBS Sports "The San Diego Padres were determined to find a star player to take their money this offseason and they found one late Wednesday night: Xander Bogaerts is heading to America's Finest City on an 11-year, $280 million contract. San Diego made runs at Aaron..." December 08

  • How Xander Bogaerts fits the Padres, San Diego's projected lineup

    ESPN "Like the boxer who keeps getting knocked down to the canvas, San Diego Padres manager A.J. Preller kept getting right back up. Trea Turner didn't want the Padres' money, Aaron Judge didn't want the Padres' money, but Xander Bogaerts was..." December 08

  • Xander Bogaerts Went the Way of Al Horford

    The Big Lead "Late last night, All-Star shortstop Xander Bogaerts signed an 11-year, $280 million deal with the San Diego Padres. The endgame of Bogaerts leaving Boston because ownership wouldn't pony up the dough has felt inevitable for Red Sox fans after seeing the way the team has treated its..." December 08

  • Xander Bogaerts deal is odd but understandable for the Padres

    The Athletic "Here is my instant analysis of Xander Bogaerts’ 11-year, $280 million agreement with the Padres. Great for Bogaerts. Bad for the Red Sox. And odd but understandable for the Padres. Before we get into all of that, though, let’s take a moment to assess the..." December 08

  • Xander Bogaerts to sign 11-year, $280 million deal with Padres

    The Athletic "The San Diego Padres and free-agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts have agreed to an 11-year, $280 million contract, major-league sources confirmed to The Athletic. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman was first to report the news. Here’s what you need to know: Bogaerts..." December 08

  • Xander Bogaerts in 'heavy discussions' with Red Sox

    Mass Live "There’s good news in contract talks between Xander Bogaerts and the Boston Red Sox. According to the New York Post’s Jon Heyman, the Red Sox “are in heavy discussions” with Bogaerts as the star shortstop continues to navigate free..." December 07

  • Xander Bogaerts drawing interest from at least 8 teams

    MLB.com "The Winter Meetings are being held in person for the first time since 2019, and a bevy of big-name free agents could make a decision on their baseball future this week in San Diego. One such player is Bogaerts, who is among the four elite shortstops on the market right now. According to Peter..." December 05

  • Report suggests Red Sox aren't making much effort to keep Xander Bogaerts

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Red Sox fans haven't gotten much good news on the Xander Bogaerts front, and that didn't change Sunday. Bogaerts has been meeting "in person" with interested suitors in free agency this weekend, while the Red Sox "have not made a competitive..." December 04

  • David Ortiz expects Red Sox to sign Xander Bogaerts: We don't want another Mookie Betts situation

    The Score "Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz implored the team to re-sign homegrown star Xander Bogaerts on Friday. "I expect them to come through and get this done," Ortiz said, according to Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe. "We don't want another..." December 02

  • Red Sox believe they’re still in hunt for Xander Bogaerts as Winter Meetings approach

    The Athletic "No, the Red Sox do not believe they’re out of the running for Xander Bogaerts. That may very well be the latest rumor, and it might be a widespread belief in other front offices, but the Red Sox have not been told their longtime shortstop is planning to move..." December 01

  • Diamondbacks, Cubs linked to free agent SS Xander Bogaerts

    Mass Live "The list of teams who are reportedly pursuing Red Sox free agent shortstop Xander Bogaerts continues to grow. According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Diamondbacks and Cubs are interested in Bogaerts, who opted out of his contract to become a free..." December 01

  • The Yankees are in on Xander Bogaerts; but there's a catch

    Clutch Points "Xander Bogaerts has been linked to no shortage of teams in free agency. The Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Chicago Cubs, and even Arizona Diamondbacks have been connected to the former Boston Red Sox shortstop. But MLB insider Buster Olney recently..." November 30

  • Dodgers Have Interest In Xander Bogaerts, Alex Reyes

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Dodgers have joined the growing list of suitors for four-time All-Star and two-time World Series Champion Xander Bogaerts, according to reporter Marino Pepén. Pepén adds that the Cubs and Twins have also joined Bogaerts’ market, adding to a list that also..." November 27

  • Twins eyeing Xander Bogaerts as backup plan if Carlos Correa leaves

    The Score "The Minnesota Twins have a big contingency plan if they can't re-sign star shortstop Carlos Correa. The Twins will turn their attention to Xander Bogaerts in free agency if they need to replace Correa, who they are still very much pursuing, according..." November 24

  • The state of Rafael Devers-Red Sox extension talks, revealed

    Clutch Points "The Boston Red Sox have a lot of work to do in this very important offseason, and one of the biggest items on their to-do list involves signing star third baseman Rafael Devers to a long-term extension. While a deal doesn’t appear to be imminent, it does sound like progress is being..." November 22

  • Ranking Xander Bogaerts' free agent landing spots

    CBS Sports "If there's one universally held observation about this winter's free-agent class, it's that there are a dizzying amount of good shortstops available. In Carlos Correa, Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, and Dansby Swanson, buyers who are looking to upgrade up the..." November 21

  • 5 possible landings spots for Xander Bogaerts in free agency

    Sportsnaut "The shortstop market this winter is absolutely stacked, and Xander Bogaerts is arguably the best of the bunch. That is why he is sure to have many suitors competing for his services over the next few months in MLB free agency. Players like American League MVP Aaron..." November 20

  • Phillies Interested In Xander Bogaerts

    MLB Trade Rumors "According to reports back in September, the Phillies were planning to pursue Xander Bogaerts once the free agent market opened, and that plan apparently remains intact two months later.  According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, Philadelphia is “believed to..." November 13

  • The Top 10 Landing Spots for Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts in MLB Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "When Xander Bogaerts opted out of his contract Monday, it was the Boston Red Sox's loss and the free-agent market's gain. And as such, it's no longer premature to speculate about Bogaerts' landing spots. The 30-year-old shortstop spent the first 10..." November 09

  • Xander Bogaerts Remains Red Sox’s Preferred Option At Shortstop

    NESN "Xander Bogaerts opted out of his contract and became a free agent Monday, but the Red Sox still have the opportunity to re-sign the shortstop. Bogaerts had three years and $60 million remaining on his deal, which also included an option for 2026 that would have..." November 08

  • Xander Bogaerts, Jacob deGrom among players to join free agency after opting out

    The Score "Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Rodon, Jurickson Profar, Nelson Cruz, Taijuan Walker, Zach Davies, and Robert Suarez are officially free agents after exercising opt-out clauses, declining player options, or having their 2023..." November 07

  • Pedro Martinez warns of 'culture' shift in Boston if Red Sox let Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers walk

    CBS Sports "Fresh off a last-place finish in the American League East, the Boston Red Sox are facing a pivotal offseason. Designated hitter J.D. Martinez is a free agent; shortstop Xander Bogaerts can become one if he opts out of his contract; and third baseman Rafael..." October 11

  • Red Sox already had multiple meetings with Xander Bogaerts

    The Score "It appears the Boston Red Sox aren't wasting any time attempting to retain Xander Bogaerts. Red Sox executives, including owner John W. Henry and chairman Tom Werner, have already met with the All-Star shortstop to try to negotiate a new deal, sources told Sean..." October 06