FORT MYERS, Fla. — A spring training anecdote that might tell you a little something about Xander Bogaerts.
Bogaerts started every game in the World Series and will almost certainly be in the lineup on Opening Day. At 21, he’s one of the best young players in the game. Fame awaits.
But almost every day, after the Red Sox finish their workout, Bogaerts walks down the sidewalk to the minor league facility and hangs out with players there. He grabs a seat at one of the picnic tables and talks baseball.
Several Red Sox players said over the winter they were curious how success would affect Bogaerts. Based on the first few weeks of spring training, the answer seems to be not one bit.
Links to our Globe coverage:
Nick Cafardo writes that the Red Sox have some lineup options.
For Red Sox players from Venezuela, these are emotional times.
The notebook has John Farrell discussing the new rule for plays at the plate.
Here’s the daily spring training report.