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Christian Vazquez Has Look Of Leader Going Into Red Sox’s 2015 Season

This embed is invalid" /> Baseball never stops for Christian Vazquez. Vazquez again played winter ball in Puerto Rico this offseason despite cracking Boston’s major league roster in 2014. The 24-year-old catcher also texted former Red Sox captain Jason Varitek in an effort to better himself as both a catcher and a leader. “Of course, that’s important...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Deal Away Dan Bulter To Nationals

 (Joy R. Absalon/MiLB.com)Taking advantage of their "deep depth" at the catching position, the Red Sox traded Dan Butler to the Washington Nationals for pitcher Danny Rosenbaum. With Andover High School grad Ryan Hanigan, and prospects Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart ready to handle catching duties, Butler became expendable. The 27-year old Rosenbaum—a lefty—has pitched...
Via FenwayNation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Butler of Boston Red Sox DFA’ed

Dan Butler’s illustrious journey to the big leagues has hit a speed bump. The catcher was recently designated for assignment to make room for newly resigned southpaw, Craig Breslow. Butler was behind multiple players on the Boston Red Sox depth chart (the defensive wizard Christian Vazquez, top prospect Blake Swihart, and newly acquired framing specialist […]
Via Infield Single
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Tearing It Up In Winter Ball

(USAToday Sports)Christian Vazquez—the likely starting catcher for the 2015 Red Sox—has been doing some serious offensive damage in the Puerto Rican Winter League. So far, the backstop is hitting .294—with a .371 OBP. The 24-year old is known for his defensive skills (particularly his 'gun' of an arm), so if he starts to hit consistently, it's offensive gravy. Boston signed...
Via FenwayNation
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: Opponents Impressed By ‘Unbelievable’ Christian Vazquez

Christian Vazquez had people talking this season. Vazquez showed in 2014 why the Boston Red Sox are excited about his future as a major league catcher. The 24-year-old backstop caught the attention of opposing players through his defensive prowess. “He completely shuts down the running game,” Ortiz recently told The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo. “When I was playing first...
Via NESN.com
November 21, 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...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Establishing Himself In MLB With His Defense (Video)

When Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez almost picked off speedy Houston Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler during Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, he wowed a lot of people with his quick defensive instincts. Vazquez’s defense is how he’ll really establish himself in Major League Baseball. He’s been OK at the dish in his 22 games, but behind it he’s shown a presence...
Via NESN.com
August 15, 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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 Vazquez was...
Via Holdout Sports
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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