Padres’ All-Star Xander Bogaerts Suffers a Shoulder Injury, Has a Day-to-Day Status

Xander Bogaerts with the Boston Red Sox in 2019
Xander Bogaerts with the Boston Red Sox in 2019. Photo by Peter Joneleit/CSM/Shutterstock (10376510ab)

The San Diego Padres’ All-Star Xander Bogaerts suffered a shoulder injury in Monday’s 6-5 win over the Atlanta Braves. Bogaerts has a day-to-day status, and it is unclear whether he’ll have to be placed in the Injured Reserve.

Bogaerts suffered the injury in the bottom of the third inning. He landed on his shoulder while diving for a ground ball and was in visible pain after.

Padres’ manager Mike Shildt told reporters after the game that the first test on Bogaerts’ shoulder showed there is no structural damage.

“So far we’re going to get some more imaging,” Shildt said. “The initial imaging is negative, so it’s positive. He’s got some stability more than it looked like he might have, and he’s got some strength in some range of motion. More time will tell, but the initial feedback is the best-case scenario.”

Xander Bogaerts has had a challenging start to the 2024 MLB campaign. He was moved to second base after surrendering his shortstop position to Ha-Seong Kim and struggled to adjust to a new role. Bogaerts is hitting career-low .220 and has four home runs, 14 RBIs, and four stolen bases in 47 games this season.

Still, losing Bogaerts for an extended period of time would be bad news for the Padres. They are currently second in the NL West with a 25-24 record.

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