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Red Sox Notes: Mike Napoli Shocks Himself With Crazy Display Of Power

This embed is invalid" /> The Boston Red Sox spent roughly three hours Monday night punishing a little white ball with red laces all over JetBlue Park. Boston’s offense pounded 19 hits en route to a 14-2 win over the Minnesota Twins. The Red Sox will officially clinch the 2015 Chairman’s Cup with one more victory over their Lee County brethren...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Early surge propels Red Sox past Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Mike Napoli started a seven-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Justin Masterson allowed one run in 5 2/3 innings as the Boston Red Sox rolled to a 14-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Napoli had his bat sawed off on an inside pitch from Brian Duensing. The Red Sox went on to score six more times in the inning off Duensing. Xander Bogaerts...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monday Links: Chrisitan Vazquez’s promising rookie season derailed

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor Whether it’s a big budget team or a small budget team, it’s the hope of every club to make it through spring training with a fully healthy roster to start the season. The Red Sox, however, were unable to even make it to April before suffering the biggest blow of the season thus far. Young catcher and budding defensive superstar Christian Vazquez...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez’s Elbow Injury Likely To Hurt Red Sox In Several Ways

This embed is invalid" /> No matter how you slice it, Christian Vazquez’s injury stinks for the Boston Red Sox. It’s unclear whether Vazquez will miss the entire season, though an appointment with Dr. James Andrews always is an ominous sign. It’s crystal clear, however, that the 24-year-old’s sprained right elbow is a crushing blow with Opening...
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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...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edward Mujica is Your Closer, Sandy Leon is Your Catcher, I am Your Bartender

The story on Christian Vazquez got a little bit bleaker today, with the Red Sox putting their strapping young catcher on the 60-day DL. To fill the void, the Sox picked up Sandy Leon from the Nationals, a catcher so good, John Travolta once sang about him. That’s a bit of sad news, as I liked watching Vazquez play and his increasing comfort behind the plate raised my hopes for...
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15 hours ago  |  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...
Via RedSoxLife
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox get C Sandy Leon from Nats for cash considerations

WASHINGTON (AP) Catcher Sandy Leon has been traded to the Boston Red Sox by the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. The deal was announced Monday. Leon was the third catcher on Washington's depth chart, behind starter Wilson Ramos and main backup Jose Lobaton. In 34 major league games with the Nationals over the past three seasons, Leon hit .189 with three doubles, one...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

On Roster Or Not, Swihart To Philly Deal Off

Blake Swihart (FenwayNation File Photo)Whether or not Blake Swihart makes Boston's Opening Day roster, any potential deal of the young catcher for Cole Hamels is now a virtual impossibility. With Christian Vazquez on the 60-day DL (and possibly gone for the year with Tommy John surgery), Swihart has a shot at making the big league roster. This, despite Monday's acquisition of defensive...
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20 hours ago  |  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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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Catcher Sandy Leon From Nationals In Exchange For Cash

The Boston Red Sox added some catching depth Monday morning. The Red Sox acquired catcher Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals in exchange for cash. The club also placed catcher Christian Vazquez on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow sprain, which ultimately is what precipitated the Leon acquisition. Leon will be assigned to Boston’s major-league camp and is expected...
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21 hours ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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
2 days ago  |  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. 
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2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vazquez To Miss Opener And Likely More

Things are not looking good these days for Boston Red Sox young catcher Christian Vazquez. Touted as one of the best defensive catching prospects in baseball, Vazquez was set to take the starting role in 2015 and lead Boston’s brand new rotation. Christian Vazquez has had soreness in his elbow this spring and confirmed today that he is seeking a second MRI after they “found...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez: MRI Reveals ‘Something’ In Elbow, Will Get Second Opinion

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez didn’t receive the news he was hoping for following an MRI on his throwing elbow Friday. The 24-year-old told reporters Saturday that an MRI “found something” in his elbow, but added no firm diagnosis has been made yet. “I hope it’s not bad,” Vazquez said, per the Boston Herald. Vazquez added he will seek a second opinion on...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Christian Vazquez’s Status Raises Interesting Question

The Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves were unable to play nine innings Friday. The Red Sox suffered a 4-2 loss in a rain-shortened Grapefruit League game at Champion Stadium. The Braves pounded 12 hits before the game was called with two outs in the top of the seventh inning. Old friends Pedro Ciriaco and Kelly Johnson produced the runs for Atlanta. Ciriaco, who played 104 games...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez To Undergo MRI Today

The Red Sox announced this morning that Christian Vazquez will undergo an MRI exam today. The young catcher is still experiencing "some discomfort" in his throwing elbow. Said Vazquez, "I want to be 100 percent to help the team. I need to be ready to help the team win. That's my goal: Be ready, be healthy. This is the first time in my life that I got hurt. I'm, you know, a little...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Poll: Which Boston Red Sox Injury Is The Biggest Cause For Concern?

The Boston Red Sox have remained relatively healthy throughout spring training, but the few injuries that have cropped up are to some core members of the team. Starting pitcher Joe Kelly was one of the first Red Sox to go down, though the biceps soreness he experienced in his throwing arm initially was written off as a simple dead arm issue. But on Tuesday...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez’s Opening Day Status With Red Sox Unclear Due To Injury

This embed is invalid" /> Two days after John Farrell said there was “growing concern” over whether closer Koji Uehara will be ready for Opening Day, the Boston Red Sox manager expressed a similar sentiment regarding catcher Christian Vazquez. Vazquez has been battling elbow soreness over the last couple of weeks and it’s unclear whether the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vazquez May Miss Opening Day; MRI Possible

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)Christian Vazquez—slated to do the bulk of the catching for the Red Sox in 2015—has not caught a game in over two weeks and may miss Opening Day due to an elbow strain. On March 13th, Vazquez injured the elbow throwing out an Empire runner at second base. While it has not been decided, Vazquez could be given an MRI to gauge his readiness. Said manager John...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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