In 2013, Xander Bogaerts made his Major League Basketball debut. A year later he was the starting shortstop and he helped the Red Sox to win the World Series Championship. Xander Bogaerts was presented with the American League Silver Slugger award in 2015 and again in 2016.
Xander has a twin brother, Jair who is also signed with the Red Sox as an international free agent. They have both always been interested in baseball. They have supported each other throughout their careers and even train together.