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08/23/2013 01:50 pm ET

The Kings Of The Call-Up

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 20:  Xander Bogaerts #72 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the dugout prior to the start of his
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 20: Xander Bogaerts #72 of the Boston Red Sox looks on from the dugout prior to the start of his game against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on August 20, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

It took longer than it should have. The Red Sox screwed around for too long with the likes of meme generator Brock Holt and Brandon Snyder. Sure, there were reasons. They didn't want to rush their top prospect. They wanted to ensure he could play his natural position. They needed to be positive that he was ready for the big leagues.

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