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What Can Red Sox Expect from Bogaerts and Bradley in 2014?

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What Can Red Sox Expect from Bogaerts and Bradley in 2014?
Kathy Willens

This offseason, the Red Sox -- owners of belt and title -- allowed starting center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to sign with the Yankees and will almost certainly let starting shortstop Stephen Drew ply his trade elsewhere. To replace those two core, up-the-middle contributors, the Sox may turn to a pair of youngsters who are largely untested at the highest level. To wit, Xander Bogaerts, age 21, will open the season as Boston's starting shortstop, and 23-year-old Jackie Bradley Jr. may win the job in center.

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