Birth Name: Xander Jan Bogaerts
Place of Birth: Oranjestad, Aruba
Date of Birth: October 1, 1992
Ethnicity: Aruban [Dutch, African]
Xander Bogaerts is an Aruban professional baseball player. He is a shortstop for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB), and the Netherlands national baseball team. He is nicknamed “The X-Man” and “Bogey”/”Bogie.”
Xander is the son of Sandra Brown and Jan Bogaerts. His brother, Jair Bogaerts, has also played professional baseball.
He speaks English, Spanish, Dutch, and Papiamento, the latter two being Aruba’s official languages. Pictures of Xander with his family can be seen here.