Rafael Devers won’t be alone in representing the Red Sox at this year’s MLB All-Star Game. He’ll have a teammate and fellow infield starter joining him in Los Angeles next week. On Sunday afternoon, Major League Baseball announced the reserves and pitchers for the 2022 edition of the game, including Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
Bogaerts has been one of the Red Sox’s best and most consistent bats this season. Through 81 games, he’s hitting .309 with seven home runs, 21 doubles and 35 runs driven in.
This is Bogaerts’ fourth career All-Star nod, and third in a row (with the game not being held during the COVID year in 2020). He was also named an All-Star in 2016. 2022 will be his second time as a reserve, along with 2019.
The All-Star Game will take place next Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium. Full rosters for both the American and National Leagues can be found here.