After not playing baseball for two weeks due to the chicken pox, Bogaerts played for Lord, who recommended him to Craig Shipley, the Red Sox' vice president of international scouting. The Red Sox signed him to a contract with a 0,000 signing bonus.
Bogaerts made his professional debut in 2010 with the Dominican Summer League (DSL) Red Sox, where he batted .314 with a .396 on-base percentage (OBP) and .423 slugging percentage (SLG).
; born October 1, 1992) nicknamed X-Man, is an Aruban professional baseball shortstop for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball.
After being signed as an amateur free agent by the Red Sox in 2009, Bogaerts made his MLB debut in 2013, appearing in 30 games between the regular season and postseason, and helping the Red Sox to the World Series championship.
During his brief stint in the Majors of 2013, Bogaerts appeared in 18 games batting .250 with a home run, 5 RBI, and a stolen base.
Mike Lord, a scout for the Boston Red Sox, discovered Bogaerts at the age of 16, in 2009.
Bogaerts had a strong performance in the postseason as he batted .296 with 2 RBI in 12 postseason games, eventually leading to the Red Sox winning their eighth overall World Series.
He got his first major league hit five days later against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On September 7, Bogaerts hit his first MLB home run against New York Yankees pitcher Jim Miller.
He then joined the Dutch national team for the 2011 Baseball World Cup, winning the gold medal.
Heading into the 2013 season, Bogaerts was ranked the fifth overall prospect by ESPN's Keith Law, who described him as "Still just 20 years old, Bogaerts has been playing solid shortstop for Portland with a solid walk rate but isn't yet generating the power expected from his explosive swing." Bogaerts made his MLB debut on August 20 against the San Francisco Giants.