As Jose Iglesias dips for Red Sox, Xander Bogaerts becomes a topic

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The Red Sox gave struggling Jose Iglesias a rest Monday night, taking him out of the lineup against Tampa Bay’s David Price. Brandon Snyder, who has played sparingly in recent weeks, started at third base.

It was no coincidence that Xander Bogaerts started at third base for Triple A Pawtucket.

It was only the fifth start at third base for the 20-year-old Bogaerts, who until this season was exclusively a shortstop.

As the Red Sox sort their options for the final 55 games of the regular season, promoting Bogaerts to play third base in the majors is increasingly a possibility.

Also, Major League Baseball decided not to suspend David Ortiz for his destruction of a dugout phone and ejection from Saturday night’s game in Baltimore.

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