Xander Bogaerts Turned Down Yankees Attempt To Double Red Sox Signing Bonus

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Xander Bogaerts Turned Down Yankees Attempt To Double Red Sox Signing Bonus
Xander Bogaerts Turned Down Yankees Attempt To Double Red Sox Signing Bonus

Xander Bogaerts has become a cornerstone for the Red Sox during their last two World Series runs. The shortstop is on pace to go down as one of the franchise's best international signings. He was scooped up as an unknown 16-year-old from Aruba for a $410,000 signing bonus after Boston was the first professional team to discover the soon-to-be star. Once Bogaerts starting playing in more international competitions as a teen, more teams came calling. But he honored his word and kept his deal with Boston, according to The Boston Globe's Alex Speier, who did an extensive dive into the scouting and signing process of Bogaerts and his twin brother, Jair, who also was signed by the Sox. One of the teams

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