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Bright Future Behind Plate in Vazquez

AP Photo/Pat SullivanRyan MacLeod (RyanMacLeod15)Contributing WriterWhen the Red Sox front office decided to DFA AJ Pierzynski, they called up Christian Vazquez, a youngster who has proven himself behind the plate in the farm system. With David Ross under contract for only the remainder of this season, now is the perfect time for Vazquez to be with the team and learning from a veteran...
Via RedSoxLife
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Another Red Sox Propsect Is 'Catching' Fire

Blake Swihart (FenwayNation Photo)Just when you thought you could settle on Christian Vazquez as the 'Red Sox catcher of the future', the organization throws you a curve. An even more promising backstop prospect may be Blake Swihart—who is heating it up big time at AA Portland. The switch-hitter is batting .296 with 10 HRs. Swihart went 2-4 with a double last night. Some...
Via FenwayNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross On Christian Vazquez: ‘I’m Excited To Have Him Here’ (Video)

Christian Vazquez likely has a lot on his plate these days since getting the call to the Boston Red Sox from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. Luckily for Vazquez, he has the benefit of a veteran presence at his position. 37-year-old catcher David Ross has seen a lot over his 13 major league seasons, so he’s in a great position to act as a mentor to the 23-year-old Vazquez. Ross...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez’s Emphatic Arrival Keeps Red Sox’s Momentum Rolling

The Boston Red Sox are 3-0 in the Christian Vazquez era. OK, maybe the 23-year-old catcher isn’t directly responsible for the Red Sox’s three-game winning streak, especially since he went hitless Wednesday and didn’t play Thursday. But Vazquez, who was called up when A.J. Pierzynski was designated assignment, sure had his fingerprints all over Friday’s 8-3 win over the Houston...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Drew Eats Banana, Vazquez Goes Nuts, Red Sox Win Again

Standing rule in Mantown is that you just don’t eat bananas in public. So when Stephen Drew was seen openly munching on one of Chiquita’s finest in the Red Sox dugout, I took it as a bad omen. Turns out, I was wrong. The Sox pounded out 12 hits, scored 8 runs, and got a pretty solid six from John “ten game winner” Lackey to vanquish the Astros, 8-3. We even saw what could...
Via Surviving Grady
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Christian Vazquez promoted from Triple-A

After the Boston Red Sox lost again last night to the Chicago White Sox to fall eleven games under .500, many figured that roster moves would ensue. Well, the first domino has fallen. Earlier today, Boston DFA’d catcher A.J. Pierzynski and promoted minor league prospect Christian Vazquez from Triple-A Pawtucket. It is likely the first of many moves for Boston, who will almost certainly...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pierzynski designated for assignment, Red Sox call up Vazquez

On Wednesday the Boston Red Sox designated veteran catcher A.J. Pierzysnki for assignment. Last in the AL East, the Red Sox are 10.5 games behind division leading Baltimore. With Pierzynski being designated for assignment the Red Sox have called up Christian Vazquez. “It’s an opportunity for us to invest in players who we feel are going to be here beyond 2014,” said manager...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez ‘Very Happy’ About Getting Called Up To Boston Red Sox

BOSTON — Catcher Christian Vazquez said recently he thought he was major league-ready. The Red Sox evidently agree. Vazquez, one of the Red Sox’s top prospects, was promoted Wednesday from Triple-A Pawtucket to Boston as the club designated veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski for assignment. It was news that Vazquez was thrilled to hear. “I’m happy,” a smiling Vazquez said...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Sox DFA Pierzynski; Call Up Christian Vazquez

The movement begins. The Red Sox have designated for assignment veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski and called up 23-year old phenom Christian Vazquez. The young backstop—with a gun for an arm—will start tonight and bat ninth. Get ready for a bunch more changes over the next several days.
Via FenwayNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Debuts; Brock Holt Starts At Short Against White Sox

The next generation has invaded Fenway Park. With the promotion of 23-year-old catcher Christian Vazquez, the Boston Red Sox will start five rookies for their game Wednesday night against the visiting Chicago White Sox. Joining the young backstop, who was promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket after A.J. Pierzynski was designated for assignment Wednesday afternoon, will be Brock Holt ...
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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