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Christian Vazquez | Catcher | #7

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 9 (0) / BOS
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Christian Vazquez blasted a two-run homer in the eighth inning on Sunday, propelling the Red Sox to an 8-6 victory over the Yankees.
In a back-and-forth contest, Vazquez provided the biggest blow of the night launching the first pitch he saw from Dellin Betances over the Green Monster in left to break a 6-6 tie. It was the young backstop's only hit in the ballgame as he finished 1-for-4. It has been a struggle at the dish to this point for Vazquez, hitting just .225/.279/.375 with one homer and two RBI. May 1 - 11:59 PM

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Christian Vazquez is not in the Red Sox' lineup Friday.

It's just a routine day off. Ryan Hanigan is behind the plate in Vazquez's place.
Apr 29 - 3:07 PM

Christian Vazquez is not in the Red Sox' lineup on Friday.

He's just getting a day off. Ryan Hanigan is behind the plate.
Apr 22 - 4:28 PM

Christian Vazquez is starting at catcher and batting eighth for the Red Sox in Friday's game versus the Blue Jays.

Boston has switched things up at catcher, activating Vazquez and optioning Blake Swihart. Vazquez will catch Rick Porcello on Friday.
Apr 15 - 3:06 PM

Red Sox activated C Christian Vazquez from the 15-day disabled list.

They also sent down Blake Swihart, which means Vazquez will receive the lion's share of the playing time behind the plate while Ryan Hanigan backs up. Vazquez is certainly known more for his defense but can be considered in deeper, two-catcher leagues.
Apr 15 - 2:30 PM

Christian Vazquez (elbow) will be activated ahead of Friday's game against the Blue Jays.

Vazquez is recovered from Tommy John surgery and could take over as Boston's primary catcher with Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan both struggling. Vazquez is a great defender and hit pretty well in the minors before struggling in his first taste of the majors in 2014. If he gets regular playing time, he'll be worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues.
Apr 14 - 1:45 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Tuesday that there is talk of activating Christian Vazquez.

"Part of discussions that are ongoing," said Farrell, before adding that there is "nothing imminent." Vazquez is recovered from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and catching full games at Triple-A Pawtucket. He could steal starts at catcher from Blake Swihart, who has zero extra-base hits and one RBI in six games this season. Swihart also muffed a foul pop-up on Tuesday night, with Boston dropping to 3-4 on the year in a loss to the Orioles. Ryan Hanigan hasn't done anything good either.
Apr 12 - 10:53 PM

Christian Vazquez (elbow) will catch nine innings on Thursday and Friday with Triple-A Pawtucket.

It's an important step for Vazquez as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old backstop has a promising future, but the Red Sox can afford to bring him along slowly with Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan at the major league level.
Apr 5 - 10:55 AM

Red Sox placed C Christian Vazquez on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Vazquez was basically without restrictions in camp as he returned from Tommy John surgery, but the Red Sox will take it slowly with him. With Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan around, they don't have to rush things.
Apr 3 - 12:26 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Saturday that while an official decision has yet to be made, Christian Vazquez is unlikely to make the Opening Day roster.

Vazquez is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery and the Red Sox simply aren't in a position to carry three catchers on the roster. Ryan Hanigan will open the season as the primary backup behind starter Blake Swihart.
Mar 26 - 12:04 PM

Christian Vazquez (elbow) will make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday.

Vazquez had to pump the brakes after feeling some soreness in his surgically-repaired elbow early on in camp, but he's doing much better now. Barring a surprise, the young catcher is slated to open the season at Triple-A Pawtucket while Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan handle the catching duties for the Red Sox.
Mar 6 - 9:45 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Saturday that as long as Christian Vazquez (elbow) feels good on Sunday, he could be cleared for Grapefruit League games next week.

Vazquez participated in a simulated game on Saturday without any issues. As long as he feels good on Sunday, he should be ready to roll going forward. He's expected to begin the season at Triple-A Pawtucket as Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan currently sit atop the Red Sox depth chart at the position.
Mar 5 - 3:54 PM

Christian Vazquez (elbow) is scheduled to participate in a simulated game on Saturday.

If it goes well, he could be playing in Grapefruit League games by early next week. Vazquez is easing into action this spring after undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last April. He could be ready for the start of the regular season, but the Red Sox also have Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan on their depth chart at catcher. Vazquez may open the year at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Feb 29 - 9:19 AM

Christian Vazquez (elbow) threw out to 120 feet on Thursday morning in Red Sox camp.

And the plan calls for him to squat behind the plate and make hard throws to all the bases on Friday. Vazquez had to scale back his spring routine last week after experiencing discomfort in his surgically-repaired right elbow, but the young catcher still has ample time to catch up before the start of the 2016 regular season. Blake Swihart and Ryan Hanigan are also in the fold at catcher for Boston, so this will be a situation to monitor all spring.
Source: WEEI.com
Feb 25 - 2:28 PM

Christian Vazquez will have his workload scaled back after feeling discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow last week.

Vazquez is still ahead of schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery but admits he may have been overdoing it. "It was a little scary because it was the first time I had been sore since after the surgery," said Vazquez. It's uncertain if he'll be ready to go when exhibition games begin on February 29.
Source: WEEI
Feb 22 - 10:08 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Chris Young
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Pat Light
10Brandon Workman