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Christian Vazquez | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/21/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies "are doing background work" on Christian Vazquez's makeup.
Rosenthal adds that the Phils are doing the same thing with Matt Barnes and Mookie Betts. The Red Sox are known to have interest in Cole Hamels, and the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo has said Philly has "scouted the Red Sox extensively." It doesn't mean they'll get any of the three players mentioned, though. Vazquez is currently in line to be Boston's Opening Day catcher and Rosenthal says that Betts "seems untouchable." Rosenthal notes that Hamels included the Red Sox on his latest no-trade list and might only approve being dealt there if his $20 million option for 2019 is picked up. Nov 18 - 8:56 AM

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Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Monday afternoon that he is "very comfortable" with Christian Vazquez as his starting catcher for 2015.

Vazquez batted just .240/.308/.309 with one home run and 20 RBI in 55 games this season, but the 24-year-old is tremendous defensively and the Red Sox will hope that his offense catches up as he gets more playing time at the major league level. Think of Yadier Molina's early years in St. Louis. Vazquez is doubtful to hold much fantasy relevance next season.
Sep 29 - 12:50 PM

Christian Vazquez had a terrific night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with an RBI double and a two-run home run in Thursday's rout of the Rays.

It was a night of firsts, as Rusney Castillo joined Vazquez in hitting their first career major league home runs on Thursday. Vazquez had been slow to start offensively, but his performance against the Rays bumps his slash line up to .238/.304/.308 with 19 RBI in 197 plate appearances. Unfortunately, Vazquez is running out of time to bring his numbers further up on the board.
Sep 25 - 10:52 PM

Christian Vazquez reached base in all four of his plate appearances in Sunday’s loss to the Yankees, going 2-for-2 with a pair of walks.

With David Ross sidelined, the door has been opened for the rookie backstop to assume the real bulk of the playing time behind the dish in Boston. He has done a nice job to this point, slashing .283/.346/.370. He is certainly worth a look in two-catcher mixed leagues.
Aug 3 - 11:52 PM

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

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

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
3Dan Butler
4Blake Swihart
1B1Mike Napoli
2Allen Craig
3Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Garin Cecchini
LF1Hanley Ramirez
2Brock Holt
3Bryce Brentz
CF1Rusney Castillo
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
3Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Anthony Ranaudo
7Brandon Workman
8Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Anthony Varvaro
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Drake Britton
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Matt Barnes
11Zeke Spruill
12Nestor Molina