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May 1, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) is greeted in the dugout after scoring during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Raymond Carlin III-USA TODAY Sports

By Tony Massarotti, 98.5 The Sports Hub

Xander Bogaerts played the 1,000th game of his Red Sox career yesterday, which in and of itself is nothing more than a cute bit of trivia. What should interest you far more right now is the way he is playing, which is to say that you may never see him any better than he is right now.

And what he is right now is MVP-caliber.

Don’t misunderstand. We’re not saying that Bogaerts is the MVP of the 2021 American League season, because it’s way too early for that. What we are saying is that his level of play at the moment is positively stratospheric, which warrants your attention for an assortment of reasons, beginning with …

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