Bogaerts made his MLB debut in 2013, after being signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox in 2009. He appeared in 30 games throughout the regular season and postseason and helped the Red Sox win the World Series.
In 2014, he was named the Red Sox’s starting shortstop, and he won the American League’s Silver Slugger Award at the position in back-to-back years in 2015 and 2016, as well as 2019 and 2021.
Xander Jan Bogaerts, often known as “the X-Man” and “Bogey” or “Bogie,” is an Aruban professional baseball shortstop for the Boston Red Sox and the Netherlands national baseball team.
He was born in San Nicolas, Aruba, on October 1, 1992, and is 32 years old. Bogaerts was discovered by Mike Lord, a scout for the Boston Red Sox when he was 16 years old.
He played for Lord, who suggested him to Craig Shipley, the Red Sox’ vice president of international scouting.
He signed a contract with the Red Sox that included a $410,000 signing bonus. Bogaerts debuted professionally in the Dominican Summer League (DSL) in 2010.
The following year, at the age of 18, he joined the Greenville Drive of the Class A South Atlantic League. Bogaerts started the 2012 season in Class A and ended up with the Portland Sea Dogs of the Class AA Eastern League.
At the age of 20, he also played for Portland.
Who is Xander Bogaerts’ Wife Jarnely Martinus?
Jarnely Martinus, an Aruban international, is married to Xan Bogaerts and is 27 years old. Jarnely is a model who competed in the 2013 Miss Aruba beauty pageant and placed second.
Jarnely Martinus is an Aruba native who attended Educacion Profesional Basico “EPB” and pursued vocation studies. When they snapped a photo together and shared it on Instagram, their relationship became public.