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Sox Land Four In Baseball America IL 'Top 20'

Baseball America's International League (AAA) Top 20 list includes four players from the Red Sox organization. The four are: Mookie Betts (ranked 2nd), Anthony Ranaudo (ranked 6th), Christian Vazquez (ranked 16th) and Allen Webster (ranked 19th). All four made contributions to the 2014 Red Sox big league club and are slated to be key players in 2015 as well. Congrats to all four!
Via FenwayNation
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher Outlook: Boston Prepared To Explore Market For Backup

The Boston Red Sox made an important discovery in 2014. The Red Sox cut ties with veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski in July, clearing a path for 24-year-old backstop Christian Vazquez. Vazquez took the ball and ran with it, flashing elite defensive skills that made him one of the organization’s most intriguing prospects entering 2014. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington acknowledged...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox ‘Very Comfortable’ With Christian Vazquez As Starting Catcher

BOSTON — It will be shocking if Christian Vazquez isn’t the Red Sox’s starting catcher in 2015. Red Sox manager John Farrell stopped short of naming Vazquez his everyday catcher going into next season, but he gave the 24-year-old another vote of confidence Monday. While the Red Sox plan to tap into the catching market this offseason, it appears Vazquez has the inside track...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Showing He’s More Than One-Trick Pony With Red Sox

BOSTON — Christian Vazquez is a rock behind the dish. He’s not too shabby standing next to it, either. Vazquez smoked his first major league home run Thursday as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 11-1 at Fenway Park. The milestone big fly kicked off a huge night offensively for the slick-fielding catcher, showing again he’s far more than a one-trick pony. “It’s...
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez: the rock behind the dish

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing WriterWhile Christian Vazquez has struggled at the plate, his defensive efforts have been nothing short of spectacular. Vazquez does not profile as the next great offensive catcher, but what he can be is a catcher who scares opposing runners from stealing, a great leader of the pitching staff, and a great presence behind the dish.One great contribution...
Via RedSoxLife
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez’s Emergence Lightens Red Sox’s Full Offseason Plate

The Boston Red Sox will enter the offseason with a full plate. It would be even fuller if not for an important development behind the dish. Catcher Christian Vazquez has been as advertised since earning his first major league call-up back on July 9. The Red Sox, who were forced to look for Jarrod Saltalamacchia’s replacement last offseason, will enter this winter knowing they have...
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Christian Vazquez promoted from Triple-A

After the Boston Red Sox lost again last night to the Chicago White Sox to fall eleven games under .500, many figured that roster moves would ensue. Well, the first domino has fallen. Earlier today, Boston DFA’d catcher A.J. Pierzynski and promoted minor league prospect Christian Vazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket. It is likely the first of many moves for Boston, who will almost certainly...
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pierzynski designated for assignment, Red Sox call up Vazquez

On Wednesday the Boston Red Sox designated veteran catcher A.J. Pierzysnki for assignment. Last in the AL East, the Red Sox are 10.5 games behind division leading Baltimore. With Pierzynski being designated for assignment the Red Sox have called up Christian Vazquez. “It’s an opportunity for us to invest in players who we feel are going to be here beyond 2014,” said manager...
July 09, 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...
Via Holdout Sports
March 12, 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...
Via RedSoxLife
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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