Bogaerts has 'great day' in injury recovery

Red Sox shortstop currently on DL with small crack in ankle bone

April 18th, 2018

ANAHEIM -- Red Sox manager Alex Cora called Tuesday "a great day" when it came to the recovery of shortstop , who is currently on the 10-day disabled list with a small crack in the talus bone in his left ankle.

Bogaerts ran before Tuesday's 10-1 win over the Angels, also taking ground balls and participating in batting practice. The injury occurred when he slid into the Fenway Park dugout while attempting to recover an errant throw on April 8 against the Rays.

Are the Red Sox still operating under the original recovery window of 10-14 days?

"I'm working on my window," Cora said. "Whenever I feel it makes sense for us that he's healthy and he can go out there and perform the way we want him to perform, he will be out there. As long as he's making progress."

Cora was asked if next week's series at Toronto was a realistic possibility for Bogaerts' return.

"I don't want to put a place on it, especially that one, because of the turf," Cora said. "But if he's ready and capable of doing everything, and I feel comfortable with it, and everybody feels that's the player we want, yeah. But at the same time, that's a tough surface."