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Bogaerts placed on 10-day DL with ankle injury

Surgery not needed; shortstop expected to return in 10-14 days
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BOSTON -- The Red Sox placed red-hot shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the 10-day disabled list on Monday, after an X-ray and MRI revealed a small crack in the talus bone in his left ankle.

The good news is that the injury won't require surgery, and the Red Sox only expect Bogaerts to miss 10 to 14 days.

BOSTON -- The Red Sox placed red-hot shortstop Xander Bogaerts on the 10-day disabled list on Monday, after an X-ray and MRI revealed a small crack in the talus bone in his left ankle.

The good news is that the injury won't require surgery, and the Red Sox only expect Bogaerts to miss 10 to 14 days.

Infielder Tzu-Wei Lin, who spent multiple stints on the roster last season, was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket in time for Tuesday's home game against the Yankees to take the roster spot vacated by Bogaerts.

Brock Holt and Lin will share time at shortstop while Bogaerts is out.

The injury was sustained when Bogaerts slid into the open stairwell of the third-base dugout, attempting to recover an errant throw to prevent a run from scoring.

Video: TB@BOS: Bogaerts exits following run-saving play

Prior to the injury, Bogaerts was leading the Red Sox with a .368 average and had a career-best six RBIs, including a grand slam hit in Saturday's win vs. the Rays. This is his first stint on the DL since suffering a concussion in August 2014.

In additional news, the Red Sox announced that left-hander Drew Pomeranz (left forearm flexor strain) will make his next rehab start for Double-A Portland on Friday against Binghamton.

Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

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