Blake-In-Nator Drives In Five, Sox Roll Over Empire, 10-4

(Getty Images)Blake Swihart was always thought of as the offensive catching prospect, while Christian Vazquez (out for the year with an injury) was tabbed as the defensive whiz behind the plate. Last night, The Blake-In-Nator lived up to the hype—homering twice and knocking in five runs in Boston's 10-4 win over The Evil Ones. The victory again prevented The Pinstriped Posers from...
Via FenwayNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Prospects Report to Fall Instructional League

The Boston Red Sox begin a three game series against the hard-hitting Blue Jays tonight, but a group of their minor league counterparts have begun the fall instructional league in Fort Myers. This group of lower-level prospects will play 15 games over the next few weeks, with their first game against the Rays on the 22nd. Somewhat of a “fall training”, if you will, the instructional...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez Throws For First Time Since Surgery (Video)

Christian Vazquez’s recovery appears to be progressing nicely. The Boston Red Sox catcher participated in some light throwing Thursday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery during spring training. Christian's first throwing session since surgery
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Gearing Up For Notable Step In Recovery With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez won’t return this season, but the Boston Red Sox catcher continues to work hard alongside his teammates. An important step looms large later this week. Vazquez, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April, will throw Thursday in Houston for the first time since his procedure. The 24-year-old is scheduled to make 15...
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Wieters Offers Christian Vazquez Advice For Tommy John Recovery

If Christian Vazquez needs any help recovering from Tommy John surgery, then Matt Wieters is his guy. The Baltimore Orioles catcher returned June 5 from a nearly year-long recovery from the procedure, and he told WEEI’s Rob Bradford on Wednesday that he’d “love” to share his experience with Vazquez. The young Boston Red Sox backstop underwent Tommy...
June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox Not Expected To Trade For Catcher In Near Future

The Boston Red Sox have had trouble keeping catchers healthy this season, but they reportedly are not looking to bolster their backstop stable any time soon.’s Rob Bradford reported Monday that, given the current trade market, the chances of the Red Sox swinging a deal for a proven catcher are slim. “While a veteran catcher would seem to fit the bill for the Red Sox...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hanigan, Christian Vazquez Easing Blake Swihart’s Jump To Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> Blake Swihart has no shortage of brains to pick. Even though Christian Vazquez is out for the season following Tommy John surgery and Ryan Hanigan is out until after the All-Star break following right hand surgery, both catchers continue to be valuable resources for the Boston Red Sox as Swihart transitions into his new role...
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hanigan Fractures Finger, Will Miss Substantial Time With Red Sox

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — First, Christian Vazquez. Now, Ryan Hanigan. Hanigan, who became Boston’s starting catcher after Vazquez underwent Tommy John surgery toward the end of spring training, is expected to miss significant time after fracturing a finger on his throwing hand in Friday’s 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees at Fenway Park...
May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Spring Training Review: Highs, Lows Of Boston’s 2015 Camp

This embed is invalid" /> Enough with the exhibitions. Let’s starting playing for real. The Boston Red Sox wrapped up spring training and will open the 2015 season Monday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. That means predictions, projections and all that good stuff are being tossed around the Internet with reckless abandon,...
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catching Situation Post-Vazquez

Just two days ago we learned the Red Sox would be without their projected starting catcher, Christian Vazquez, after succumbing to a torn UCL. Red Sox announce that Christian Vazquez will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday. — Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) April 1, 2015 With Vazquez set to miss the entire 2015 season, the Red Sox seem poised to break camp with Ryan Hanigan...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Cherington: Christian Vazquez Faces ‘Good’ Odds In Surgery Recovery

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez’s recovery officially is underway. Vazquez underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday on his injured right elbow. The 24-year-old could miss up to a year, but the Boston Red Sox are hopeful he’ll rebound despite the major setback. “All we can do is work with Christian to try to attack the rehab in the best...
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez to Miss Entire Season After Tommy John Surgery

BOSTON, MA – SEPTEMBER 5: Christian Vazquez #55 of the Boston Red Sox is late with the tag as Marcus Stroman #54 of the Toronto Blue Jays scores the go ahead run in the 10th inning against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/ Jim Rogash) On Wednesday night, the Boston Red Sox were dealt a crushing blow as starting...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez to undergo Tommy John surgery

The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that their expected starting catcher for 2015, Christian Vazquez, will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday in Florida, possibly ending his season before it even started. Vazquez, 24, was slated to start behind the plate for the Red Sox on Opening Day. While Tommy John surgery recovery does not take as long for position players as it does...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Gets Tommy John Thursday

(Jillian Souza/Pawtucket Red Sox)The worst fears of the Red Sox have been realized in the case of Christian Vazquez. The club announced tonight that the young catcher will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow—effectively ending his season. The 24-year old defensive whiz threw out over 50% of runners in 55 games last year for The Carmine Hose. He was slated to catch the bulk of the...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Of Red Sox To Undergo Tommy John Surgery On Elbow

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez’s 2015 season likely is over before it started. The Boston Red Sox announced Wednesday that Vazquez will undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured right elbow. Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure Thursday in Pensacola, Fla. There’s no timetable at this point for Vazquez’s return, but recovery...
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart Likely To Start In Minors Despite Christian Vazquez’s Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox aren’t going to make a knee-jerk reaction. Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Monday that top catching prospect Blake Swihart likely will begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket despite fellow backstop Christian Vazquez landing on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain. According to Farrell...
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox place Vazquez on the 60-day DL; trade for Sandy Leon

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer The Red Sox were active on Monday acquiring catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. To make room for Leon on the 40 man roster, Christian Vazquez was placed on the 60-day DL with a right elbow sprain. Vazquez, who will visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, will be lost for a good portion of the year.Sandy...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Catcher Sandy Leon From Nats

The Red Sox moved quickly to deal with the likely loss of Christian Vazquez by trading for Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals. Leon, 26, is known as a defensive specialist—similar to Vazquez. Leon is reportedly on his way to Fort Myers today and will likely share catching duties with Andover's Ryan Hanigan. What this also suggests is that the organization believes that Blake...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Hanigan Ready To Step In As Boston Red Sox’s Starting Catcher

This embed is invalid" /> Ryan Hanigan is ready. Christian Vazquez’s elbow injury could sideline the 24-year-old catcher for an extended period, which would force Hanigan into a starting role for the Boston Red Sox. The 34-year-old backstop is prepared to embrace the challenge in his first season with the club. “I always train to come in to be...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez To Visit Dr. James Andrews For Elbow Injury

This embed is invalid" /> The concern regarding Christian Vazquez’s elbow injury certainly elevated Sunday. Vazquez will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion Wednesday, according to Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell. The catcher’s MRI revealed “something,” though it’s unclear at this point how long he’ll be sidelined or whether...
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Visits Dr. Andrews On Elbow

This is very bad news. Young Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez has a scheduled visit with Dr. James Andrews for a "second opinion" on his ailing right elbow. Nine times out of ten, a visit to Andrews results in Tommy John surgery. If that, in fact, transpires, a debate will ensue about whether Blake Swihart is immediately ready to slide onto the big league club. Luckily, Ryan Hanigan...
Via FenwayNation
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Likely to Begin Season on Disabled List with Elbow Injury

According to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, Christian Vazqeuz has been told ‘something’ was found in the elbow MRI he underwent Friday afternoon, and that he will now be seeking a second opinion. Vazquez says MRI 'found something,' but no firm diagnosis yet. Will get 2nd opinion. — Alex Speier (@alexspeier) March 28, 2015 In an interview with ESPN Boston, Red Sox manager...
Via Baseball Essential
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez "likely" out for a while

The Boston Red Sox will open up their 2015 campaign on April 6th when they travel to Philadelphia to play the Phillies. Boston know has to put together their opening day roster but injuries have been cropping up. 
Via CLNS Radio
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Vazquez Seeks Second Opinion, Mirabelli Rested and Ready

Just a police escort away! So far, this year’s spring training has been a pretty routine mix of awesome and zany, from Mookie knocking baseballs all over Florida to Victorino taking on the Boston sports media and Ortiz laying down the steroid gauntlet. But it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt. And now, unfortunately, somebody has. Word that Christian Vazquez is getting...
Via Surviving Grady
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez to have second opinion after MRI finds "something"

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Christian Vazquez, the 24 year old starting catcher, may have a lost 2015 season. Vazquez had an MRI on his throwing elbow on Friday and is now set to have a second opinion after "something" was found. Doctors have not made a firm diagnosis as of Saturday morning. John Farrell said the club would have a better idea by Sunday. Vazquez...
Via RedSoxLife
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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