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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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Red Sox optioned C Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox are also set to activate Ryan Hanigan from the disabled list, so they ultimately decided to keep Sandy Leon around rather than expose him to waivers, where they'd almost certainly leave him. Vazquez is excellent behind the plate, but he's batting just .226/.278/.305 over 51 games this season. He'll be back soon enough. Jul 4 - 5:37 PM

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The Red Sox are considering optioning Christian Vazquez to Triple-A Pawtucket when Ryan Hanigan (neck) returns from the disabled list later this week.

Vazquez is sporting an ugly .212/.261/.298 batting line on the season. He's known as a defensive catcher and the Red Sox certainly aren't hurting for offense, so they can deal with his poor showing at the plate. However, the bigger concern here is they don't want to expose Sandy Leon to waivers. Leon is 12-for-22 at the plate and is a quality defensive catcher himself. The club also could think a little time in the minors for Vazquez could do his offense some good after he missed so much time rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Unless they want to carry three catchers for a while, Boston will have a tough decision to make soon.
Source: Boston Globe
Jun 26 - 8:54 AM

Christian Vazquez went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Monday's loss to the White Sox.

Vazquez had two of his team's five hits against Miguel Gonzalez and company, and his RBI base hit in the seventh inning tied the score before the White Sox won it in the 10th. Serving as the team's primary backstop this year, the 25-year-old is batting just .221/.257/.310 in 43 games. The Sox lineup has no issue scoring runs and Vazquez isn't in there for his stick, though, so he'll continue to see the majority of the time behind the dish going forward.
Jun 20 - 11:33 PM

Christian Vazquez went 1-for-4 and drove home a pair of runs in a losing effort against the Blue Jays on Friday night in Toronto.

Vazquez came through with a two-run single in the seventh inning which cut the Jays lead to 5-4. He has had a rough go of it at the plate this season, slashing a mere .223/.263/.330 with one homer and eight RBI.
May 27 - 10:10 PM

Christian Vazquez went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Astros.

Vazquez has raised his batting average nearly 40 points in a two-day stretch, going 4-for-8 with five runs scored in the span. He has just one homer and two RBI but 12 runs scored in 17 games thus far. He's hitting .246/.303/.377 on the year.
May 12 - 11:05 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Sandy Leon
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
4Bryce Brentz
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Michael Martinez
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Sean O'Sullivan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Joe Kelly
10Carson Smith
11Brandon Workman