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Christian Vazquez | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (23) / 8/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Sunday's win over the Astros.
Vazquez is now 5-for-11 with five RBI, three doubles and three runs scored since being recalled on July 9. Despite his offensive output thus far, Vazquez isn't in the majors for his offense. This is likely just a flash in the pan, but a welcome one from the Red Sox' perspective. Jul 13 - 7:21 PM

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Christian Vazquez had a breakout game Friday against the Astros, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI, and two runs scored.

Vazquez had a ground-rule double to drive in a run in the fourth inning and later added a two-run double in the sixth. Both were to the opposite field. The 23-year-old is the first Red Sox player since Nomar Garciaparra in 1996 to have three hits in one of his first two major league games. While it was a big night for Vazquez, his defense and throwing arm are his big calling cards.
Jul 12 - 12:04 AM

Red Sox recalled C Christian Vazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Red Sox are committed to going young from here on out, as they've designated A.J. Pierzynski for assignment and will give Vazquez a shot. Vazquez is known more for his defense than his offense, but the 23-year-old has put up a respectable .279/.336/.385 batting line with three homers at Pawtucket this season. He should receive most of the playing time behind the dish but isn't a great fantasy option.
Jul 9 - 2:46 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of C Christian Vazquez from Double-A Portland.

After a breakout year at the plate in 2011, Vazquez fell back a bit in 2012, batting .254/.344/.369 with seven homers between High- and Double-A. That didn't prevent the Red Sox from protecting him from the Rule 5 draft, though.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
3Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Stephen Drew
3B1Xander Bogaerts
2Will Middlebrooks
LF1Brock Holt
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Alex Hassan
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Allen Webster
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Felix Doubront