Red Sox top prospect Xander Bogaerts was promoted from Portland to Pawtucket, according to WEEI's Alex Speier (and shortly thereafter about five hundred other beat writers).
The 20-year old shortstop has performed at every level, and now gets to ply his trade one step removed from the big leagues. Last year, splitting time between Salem and Portland, hit .307/.373/.523, and even hit better at Portland. This year he kept things up, going .311/.407/.502 before his promotion.
Part of the reason for his promotion is the relative lack of infield depth in the organization. With Jose Iglesias supplanting Pedro Ciriaco (and possibly Stephen Drew or Will Middlebrooks) at the major league level, and the Red Sox rumored to be discussing possible trade options for Ciriaco rather than sending him to AAA, Bogaerts has no competition for at bats at short, where the Sox continue to want him to play defensively.
In ESPN prospect expert Keith Law's most recent list of the best prospects in baseball, Bogaerts came in number 3, behind Oscar Taveras and Byron Buxton.