Red Sox – Stronger Up The Middle

Dustin Pedroia, whose resume has an MVP, Rookie of the Year, 4 all-star selections, a silver slugger and 3 gold gloves improved from his disappointing 2014 performance for a .291/.356/.441 slash with 12 homers and 42 rbi’s despite a hamstring injury. Xander Bogearts went from being a questionable prospect in 2014 to explode to .320/.355/.421 with a .716 OPS. He had 81 rbi’s and...
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Boston Red Sox: Players 25 and Under to Watch For This Season

The Boston Red Sox had a dismal 2015 season, but there is a huge amount of optimism for the 2016 season. Much of that optimism has to do with the signings of David Price, Craig Kimbrel, and Chris Young. However, that is not the only reason things are looking up—the Red Sox have a plethora of young talent looking to burst onto the MLB scene in a big way in 2016. Let’s take a look...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Red Sox 2016 Depth Chart

Jackie Bradley Jr. (right) and Xander Bogaerts (left) are two of the Red Sox cornerstone players heading into 2016.   Here’s a quick look at how the Boston Red Sox depth chart is shaping up. Pitchers have been omitted, but will be coming in a later article. Each position is given a status of “No Brainer,” “Likely,”  or Toss-Up.” “No Brainer” means it is given...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

From BP: 5 Red Sox Among Top 101 Prospects

Baseball Prospects released it’s Top 101 Prospects of 2016 list today, and while the Red Sox aren’t featured quite as heavily as they have been over the past two years, they still have a very strong showing with five prospects. The promotions of Blake Swihart, Henry Owens, Eduardo Rodriguez, Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts, Christian Vazquez, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Matt Barnes...
Via BP Boston
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez In Good Shape, Looks To Be Ready For Opening Day

The Boston Red Sox are in the midst of the Baseball Winter Weekend in Connecticut, and catcher Christian Vazquez is looking and feeling great following Tommy John surgery on April 2, 2015. 
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez ‘Ready To Roll’ For Red Sox Amid Tommy John Comeback

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — To say Christian Vazquez is champing at the bit would be an understatement. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Saturday at the team’s Baseball Winter Weekend event at Foxwoods Resort Casino that Boston will be cautious with Vazquez, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old catcher sounds a little less...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Reevaluating the Red Sox lineup

Much of the attention given to the Red Sox this offseason has focused on the pitching staff, and for good reason. The team spent nearly a quarter billion dollars to lure David Price to Boston and made two big trades to help upgrade a bullpen lacking in quality. On the other hand, hardly any ink has been spilled on the club’s offense this winter, and judging by the Red Sox’s...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Official Reveals Huge Red Sox Package Wanted For Jose Fernandez

Wondering why the Boston Red Sox didn’t make a strong push for Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez at this week’s Major League Baseball winter meetings in Nashville, Tenn.? Miami’s asking price might have something to do with it. “We thought we might be able to piece something together with the Red Sox,” a Marlins official told Peter Gammons. “With ERod (Eduardo Rodriguez...
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Roster Recap: Christian Vazquez’s Comeback

Welcome to BP Boston’s Roster Recap series! Over the next four months, we’ll be breaking down every player on Boston’s 40-man roster and many of their top prospects in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the Red Sox roster’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as what we can expect moving forward. There’s no better time than the offseason to review the best (there...
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November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez’s Comeback From Injury With Red Sox Hits Road Block

Christian Vazquez is on the road to recovery. Unfortunately for the Boston Red Sox, that road recently became a bit more difficult to navigate. Vazquez, who underwent Tommy John surgery in early April, was about to embark on an important stretch in Puerto Rican winter ball when his team folded before the season. The Red Sox catcher was traded to a new team, where he still was expected...
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher Offseason Outlook: Will Boston Leverage Enviable Depth?

The most underrated storyline of the Boston Red Sox’s upcoming offseason resides behind the dish. There’s a dearth of catching depth across Major League Baseball, yet the Red Sox are in the enviable position of having three viable options on their roster. It gives Boston flexibility, obviously, but the logjam also means the organization must decide which catchers to keep around...
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Christian Vazquez Not A Forgotten Man In Organization

CLEVELAND — The Boston Red Sox entered their final series of the 2015 season with a chance to finish with a .500 record if they swept the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. That mission failed. Now, it’s the Sox who enter the season finale looking to avoid a three-game sweep. Corey Kluber completely shut down Boston’s offense Saturday night as Cleveland won the middle...
October 04, 2015  |  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

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

Christian Vazquez Visits Red Sox Teammates Before Series Against Rays

This embed is invalid" /> Christian Vazquez knew his boys were in town. Vazquez, who underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery earlier this month, visited his Boston Red Sox teammates before Tuesday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The catcher has been rehabbing at the Red Sox’s spring training facility in Fort Myers, Fla...
April 21, 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

Friday Links: Vazquez loss is big, but not a back braker

Photo credit: Kelly O’Connor The Red Sox worst fears were realized this week when it was confirmed that young catcher Christian Vazquez would require Tommy John surgery, and subsequently miss the entire 2015 season. Since gaining exposure with Boston, Vazquez rapidly became on of the team’s most intriguing young talents. Vazquez turned heads with his terrific defense, which...
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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

Christian Vazquez will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto by Kim Klement/USA Today Sports.The Boston Red Sox have announced that Christian Vazquez will undergo a season-ending surgery on his right elbow on Thursday. The procedure will be held by Dr. James Andrews, famous for perfoming surgery on Tom Brady, Rajon Rondo, Michael Jordan, Roger Clemens, Albert Pujols, Matt Harvey, Bo Jackson and a huge...
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April 01, 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
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