Destination Red Sox Nation – 4/20

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Destination Red Sox Nation – 4/17

Destination Red Sox Nation is our look at how the minor league teams of the Boston Red Sox fare each night. Game story and box score links as well as links to team rosters, team stats and league standings can be found below. If you would like to listen to any of the Red Sox minor league affiliates’ games, offers them for free. To open the links up in a new tab or window...
Via Sox and Dawgs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

C Prospect Swihart Promoted To AA Portland

Blake Swihart (FenwayNation Photo)The Red Sox are loaded with "close-to-the-majors" catching talent in their organization. It's part of the reason why they can rely on two "late-thirty-somethings" to carry the load in 2014 (A. J. Pierzynski and David Ross). One of the cadre of young backstops—Blake Swihart—has been assigned to AA Portland. Last year, Swihart...
Via FenwayNation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Cut Three More Players To Get To 43

The Red Sox pared their roster down to 43 by cutting three more players today—pitcher Allen Webster, catcher Christian Vazquez and shortstop Deven Marerro. Webster and Vazquez were optioned to AAA Pawtucket, while Marerro was assigned to the minor league camp. The Red Sox open up their defense of the 2013 World Championship two weeks from today at Camden Yards.
Via FenwayNation
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox-Cardinals Live: John Lackey Gets Nod In St. Patrick’s Day Clash At JetBlue Park

11:39 a.m.: The Red Sox made another round of roster cuts before Monday’s game. The Red Sox announced Monday that catcher Christian Vazquez and pitcher Allen Webster have been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. Shortstop Deven Marrero has been reassigned to minor league camp. 11:25 a.m.: Monday’s lineups are below. Boston Red Sox Grady Sizemore, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Webster, Deven Marrero Among Red Sox Spring Training Roster Cuts

With Opening Day rapidly approaching, the Boston Red Sox continue to make cuts to solidify their roster. The Red Sox optioned right-handed pitcher Allen Webster and catcher Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday. Shortstop Deven Marrero was reassigned to minor league camp. Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington announced the cuts before Monday’s game against the St...
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Red Sox catcher crashes into screen protector chasing after foul ball

You have heard it from a young age. Keep your eye on the ball. That saying should probably be amended to include the words “unless you are about to fall over yourself.” Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez was uninjured on Wednesday after he ran into a movable protective netting while chasing a popup. Worst part is he did not get to the ball, though he did a good job of keeping...
March 13, 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...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston To Make Roster Cuts This Week And Other Red Sox Spring Training Notes

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Boston Red Sox took their split-squad day quite literally Tuesday, splitting their two contests against the Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles. The Red Sox dropped a 5-4 decision to the Marlins at JetBlue Park while simultaneously earning a 6-5 win over the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota. Let’s go over some notes from Tuesday’s action. -Mike...
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez: ‘Focus’ Key To Climbing Boston Red Sox’s Catching ‘Ladder’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Christian Vazquez just keeps climbing. Vazquez, a relative unknown upon arriving at Boston Red Sox spring training last year, immediately turned heads with his remarkable defense, most notably his laser arm, which is nightmarish for potential base stealers. Now, one year later, the 23-year-old catcher seemingly is on the cusp of reaching the majors for the first...
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Agree On 1-Year Pacts With 19 Players

The Red Sox announced that they have come to terms on one-year contracts for 2014 with nineteen players. The players are: Drake Britton, Rubby De La Rosa, Felix Doubront, Anthony Ranaudo, Allen Webster, Alex Wilson, Brandon Workman, Steven Wright, Dan Butler, Ryan Lavarnway, Christian Vazquez, Xander Bogaerts, Garin Cecchini, Brock Holt, Will Middlebrooks, Jackie Bradley Jr., Bryce...
Via FenwayNation
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Top 5 Prospects to Watch

Christian Vazquez is one of five Boston Red Sox prospects to watch out for (via Any member of Red Sox Nation can tell you, one of the bonuses of being a fan is watching highly touted prospects like Nomar Garicaparra, Dustin Pedroia and Jon Lester get drafted, grow up in the farm system, and eventually become a major league player. Last season, all eyes were on...
Via Grandstand University
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez quickly rising to the top

Photo courtesy of NESNLast July, I caught up with a little known backstop at the AA All Star Game in New Britain, CT (Read the interview here). Christian Vazquez was his name, and defense was his specialty. Puerto Rican by birth,Vazquez spends the off seasons on the island perfecting his craft with the Molina brothers. While many have heard of him because of his quick release and...
Via RedSoxLife
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Catching Prospect Vazquez Mentored By Molina

(AP Photo/ Steve Senne)The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham reports that young Red Sox catching prospect Christian Vazquez was excited to "catch up" with one his mentors at yesterday's Grapefruit League contest—the Rays' Jose Molina. Vazquez hopes to be the next great catcher to hail from Puerto Rico—a lineage that includes Benito Santiago, Ivan Rodriguez, Sandy...
Via FenwayNation
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez continues to impress as ‘one of the premier catching prospects

Christian Vazquez continues to impress in Red Sox camp. The latest raves came from John Farrell after Vazquez threw out Minnesota’s Jermaine Mitchell trying to steal second base in the seventh inning at Hammond Stadium. “Another one you probably saw last year,” Farrell said Sunday, referring to the many runners he threw out for Double-A Portland in 2013. That’s something...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Catcher Outlook: Christian Vazquez On Fast Track To Majors

The Boston Red Sox’s catching situation is one of the team’s most underrated storylines going into the season. The Red Sox have replaced last year’s starting catcher, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, with A.J. Pierzynski in a move that speaks to the confidence the organization has in its up-and-coming backstops. Saltalamacchia signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Miami...
February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

A Closer Look at Catcher

The 2014 Red Sox are hardly a team in transition. After surprising the baseball world last year, the Sox look poised to make another run at the playoffs in 2014. But while some positions appear to be a lock, others are up in the air – none more so than catcher. Despite his very respectable .273/.338/.466 line, management decided not to resign Jarrod Saltalamacchia. This is...
Via Fenway Refugees
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN's Law Ranks Red Sox Farm System #5's Keith Law published his ranking of the 30 MLB farm systems and the Red Sox are pegged at #5. (full article access requires subscription). For what it's worth, Law places the Houston Astros in the #1 spot, while The Evil Empire rests comfortably at #20. Here's what Law says about your Carmine Hose:"5. Boston Red SoxThey rival Houston for the best top 10...
Via FenwayNation
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MUST WATCH: Red Sox Rookies Video

I think I just fell in love with Jackie Bradley Jr. It's not often that we get to see how our favorite players act when they're not speaking with the media. This Sox in Site video, "Conversations with Rookies," takes us behind the scenes with some Red Sox rooks, and it's absolutely hilarious. Your host, Jackie Bradley Jr., comes to life like we&...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dalier Hinojosa ‘Very Outgoing’ And Other Notes From Red Sox Rookie Program

BOSTON — The 2014 Boston Red Sox Rookie Program concluded Friday after a week of workouts and seminars for 10 promising minor league prospects. It’s now up to each player to implement what he learned. The Red Sox Rookie Program is designed to prepare up-and-coming minor leaguers for an eventual transition to the majors. The participating players work with the major league staff...
January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Blake Swihart, Christian Vazquez Stand To Gain Most From Boston Red Sox Rookie Program

BOSTON — Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart are on the other side of the Boston Red Sox’ catching bridge, which currently is occupied by A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross. It might not be long before the Red Sox cross that bridge and call upon the two minor league catchers, making the tandem’s offseason development extremely important. Vazquez and Swihart were among 10 minor...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez, Clean-Shaven Red Sox Prospect, Jokes About Using Sharpie To Draw Beard

Boston Red Sox Director of Player Development Ben Crockett said Friday that catcher Christian Vazquez is “very close” to being major league ready. The 23-year-old is missing one key ingredient: facial hair. A clean-shaven Vazquez, one of 10 participants in this year’s Red Sox Rookie Program, answered questions (through an interpreter) from reporters at Harvard University on...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez, Bryce Brentz Among Red Sox Prospects Eyeing 2014 MLB Debuts

The Red Sox have won three World Series titles in 10 years after going 86 years without a single championship. Boston’s current big league talent, organizational depth and financial flexibility should ensure that the Red Sox will continue to enjoy success well into the future. The future is rapidly approaching for many of the Red Sox’ top prospects. Boston is holding its 2014...
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox announce rookie development program participants

The Red Sox announced on Tuesday which minor league players will be participating in the Red Sox’s 2014 rookie development program. The goal of the program is to familiarize prospects to be ready in 18 months to play for the major league club. Participating prospects include Matt Barnes, Garin Cecchini, Dalier Hinojosa, Henry Owens, Noe Ramirez, Anthony Ranaudo, Deven Marrero,...
Via Bloody Sox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Garin Cecchini, Henry Owens, Christian Vazquez Among 2014 Red Sox Rookie Program Participants (Photos)

This should be an interesting year for the Red Sox Rookie Development Program. The Red Sox announced Tuesday that 10 players will participate in this year’s Rookie Program, which aims to familiarize up-and-coming minor leaguers with members of the major league staff. The camp will take place from Jan. 13 to Jan. 18, and a number of the participating prospects could make an impact...
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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