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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...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Kelly and Uehara start season on DL

The injury bug strikes early for the Boston Red Sox, as you may already know catcher Christian Vazquez will miss the 2015 season with Tommy John surgery, and now two key pitchers in Joe Kelly and Koji Uehara will start the 2015 season on the 15-day disabled list.
Via CLNS Radio
22 days ago  |  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...
Via Baseball Professor
22 days ago  |  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...
Via Fire Brand AL
23 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
23 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  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...
Via RedSoxLife
24 days ago  |  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...
Via Baseball Essential
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox catcher Vazquez says he will have Tommy John surgery

BOSTON (AP) Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The Red Sox said Dr. James Andrews will operate Thursday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Vazquez had been expected to do much of the catching for the Red Sox this season. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list on Monday, when the Red Sox acquired Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  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...
Via FenwayNation
24 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
26 days 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...
Via Fire Brand AL
26 days 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...
Via NESN.com
26 days 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...
Via Surviving Grady
26 days 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
26 days 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...
Via NESN.com
27 days 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...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
28 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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
28 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. 
Via CLNS Radio
29 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...
Via Surviving Grady
29 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
29 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
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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