Bogaerts, Uehara stretch age gap on Sox roster
BOSTON (WHDH) -- The Red Sox are up three games to two against the Detroit Tigers and players with ages spanning a 17 year gap have all contributed.
21-year-old Xander Bogaerts is the youngest Red Sox player to ever start in a playoff game. On the opposite end of the spectrum 38-year-old Koji Uehara brings most games to a close out of the Sox bullpen.
"Some guys when they get up there they get so tense, they don’t know what they’re doing. [Bogaerts] is so relaxed he probably eat dinner and play ball at the same time,” Joseph Skyzynski said.
Boegarts just celebrated his 21st earlier this month. Babe Ruth was the previous youngest Sox playoff starter at the age of 21-years and 8-months old.
“It’s weird for me to see a player younger than me on the team but it’s been unbelievable. I knew when he was in the minor leagues he had a great career ahead of him so it looks like it’s the beginning of something great,” Jack Spaid said.