Red Sox Cut Three More Players To Get To 43

The Red Sox pared their roster down to 43 by cutting three more players today—pitcher Allen Webster, catcher Christian Vazquez and shortstop Deven Marerro. Webster and Vazquez were optioned to AAA Pawtucket, while Marerro was assigned to the minor league camp. The Red Sox open up their defense of the 2013 World Championship two weeks from today at Camden Yards.
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Red Sox catcher crashes into screen protector chasing after foul ball

You have heard it from a young age. Keep your eye on the ball. That saying should probably be amended to include the words “unless you are about to fall over yourself.” Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez was uninjured on Wednesday after he ran into a movable protective netting while chasing a popup. Worst part is he did not get to the ball, though he did a good job of keeping...
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Red Sox catcher crashes into screen protector

Your browser does not support iframes.Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez came up short in his attempt to catch a foul popup when he crashed into a screen protector designed to protect the bat boys during Monday's spring training game against Tampa Bay.Great effort by Vazquez, but it wasn't meant to be. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt after the collision. Good thing...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez: ‘Focus’ Key To Climbing Boston Red Sox’s Catching ‘Ladder’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Christian Vazquez just keeps climbing. Vazquez, a relative unknown upon arriving at Boston Red Sox spring training last year, immediately turned heads with his remarkable defense, most notably his laser arm, which is nightmarish for potential base stealers. Now, one year later, the 23-year-old catcher seemingly is on the cusp of reaching the majors for the first...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Top 5 Prospects to Watch

Christian Vazquez is one of five Boston Red Sox prospects to watch out for (via Any member of Red Sox Nation can tell you, one of the bonuses of being a fan is watching highly touted prospects like Nomar Garicaparra, Dustin Pedroia and Jon Lester get drafted, grow up in the farm system, and eventually become a major league player. Last season, all eyes were on...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez quickly rising to the top

Photo courtesy of NESNLast July, I caught up with a little known backstop at the AA All Star Game in New Britain, CT (Read the interview here). Christian Vazquez was his name, and defense was his specialty. Puerto Rican by birth,Vazquez spends the off seasons on the island perfecting his craft with the Molina brothers. While many have heard of him because of his quick release and...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez continues to impress as ‘one of the premier catching prospects

Christian Vazquez continues to impress in Red Sox camp. The latest raves came from John Farrell after Vazquez threw out Minnesota’s Jermaine Mitchell trying to steal second base in the seventh inning at Hammond Stadium. “Another one you probably saw last year,” Farrell said Sunday, referring to the many runners he threw out for Double-A Portland in 2013. That’s something...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez, Clean-Shaven Red Sox Prospect, Jokes About Using Sharpie To Draw Beard

Boston Red Sox Director of Player Development Ben Crockett said Friday that catcher Christian Vazquez is “very close” to being major league ready. The 23-year-old is missing one key ingredient: facial hair. A clean-shaven Vazquez, one of 10 participants in this year’s Red Sox Rookie Program, answered questions (through an interpreter) from reporters at Harvard University on...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini, Henry Owens, Christian Vazquez Among 2014 Red Sox Rookie Program Participants (Photos)

This should be an interesting year for the Red Sox Rookie Development Program. The Red Sox announced Tuesday that 10 players will participate in this year’s Rookie Program, which aims to familiarize up-and-coming minor leaguers with members of the major league staff. The camp will take place from Jan. 13 to Jan. 18, and a number of the participating prospects could make an impact...
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Sea Dog's Vazquez Looking to Add Offense to his Catching Game (Interview)

(From L to R) Vazquez, Spring, Ranaudo, Almanzar Christian Vazquez stands tall at only five foot nine inches, but his game plays much more than that. The Puerto Rican top catching prospect first appeared on everyone's radar this past Spring, when Vazquez was clocked throwing balls down to second base at 1.8 seconds, faster than many have ever seen. Not wanting to just be known...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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