SAN FRANCISCO — Red Sox manager John Farrell said on Monday that Xander Bogaerts would start against the Giants on Tuesday. Turns out it will be at shortstop.
Farrell told MLB Network Radio that Bogaerts will replace Stephen Drew in the lineup. It would be the major league debut for the 20-year-old.
In other news:
• The Indians today released Daisuke Matsuzaka, who spent all season in Triple A Columbus. The 32-year-old is now a free agent.
Matsuzaka was 50-37 with a 4.52 ERA in six seasons for the Red Sox. The so-called “best pitcher on the planet” had two solid seasons before going 17-22, 5.53 and making only 55 starts in the four seasons that followed.