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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||130.00||1.00||.262||17.00||13.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - 60-day DL. Out until at least early June|
|vs N.Y. Yankees||16||6||0|| .474|| .438|| .375|
|vs Pineda (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||138||35||1|| .312|| .326|| .254|
|Last 10 Games|
Red Sox acquire Leon from Nationals, place Vazquez on 60-day DL
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10:11 am ET) The Red Sox traded for Nationals catcher Sandy Leon on Monday. The Nationals received cash considerations in exchange for Leon.
To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vazquez (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.
The 26-year-old Leon has appeared in just 34 games at the major-league level. He has a .236/.324/.329/.653 slash line over eight seasons in the minors.
Red Sox considering Swihart, haven't asked Jays about Navarro
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) The Red Sox will give catching prospect Blake Swihart an extended look over the final week of spring training to determine whether to give him a spot on the Opening Day roster, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports.
Christian Vazquez was projected to be the team's starting catcher coming into spring training but is dealing with an elbow injury that may require Tommy John surgery. Despite the need at the catcher position, the Red Sox have not yet called the Blue Jays to inquire about No. 2 catcher Dioner Navarro, who has asked to be traded and is carrying a $5-million salary for 2015.
Tommy John surgery possible for Red Sox Christian Vazquez
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez will be evaluated by Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday, per the Boston Herald's Michael Silverman which is not a good sign for his injured elbow.
The Sox said that an MRI on Vazquez's injured elbow "found something". While no decision on surgery has been made, Andrews is the pioneer of Tommy John elbow surgery, which would keep Vazquez out for close to a year.
Christian Vazquez (elbow) on MRI: They 'found something' there
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/15) Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez underwent an MRI on his injured elbow, and told reporters on Saturday that they "found something," but have to make a firm diagnosis. He's scheduled to undergo a second opinion in the Fort Myers area, according to WEEI.
Vazquez caught a minor-league game on Friday, but was prohibited from throwing to bases. Manager John Farrell said he's unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, per the Providence Journal. The Red Sox will likely consider Ryan Hanigan and prospect Blake Swihart as possible replacements for Vazquez.
"There's a little bit there, but I've got more in my tank," Vazquez said. "I want to be 100 percent to help the team. I need to be ready to help the team win.
"That's my goal, be ready and healthy because this is my first time getting hurt. I'm a little bit sad with myself for my first time, but I'm fine."
Swihart could be Opening Day catcher if Vazquez remains sidelined
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/27/15) Though he was optioned to Triple-A last week, Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that he would be open to going with catching prospect Blake Swihart if Christian Vazquez remains sidelined with an elbow issue, according to the Boston Herald. Farrell will likely wait a little over a week before he decides on his Opening Day catcher.
"Anybody in our uniform is always under consideration," Farrell said. "We'll see how things play out in the next eight or nine days."
|2014 summary: Christian Vazquez was an early part of the Red Sox's second-half rebuild; he was recalled in early July and served as the team's primary catcher right away. He came pretty much as advertised, not providing much offensively, but justifying his playing time with strong defense. The latter was of little comfort to Fantasy owners, but Vazquez did display a patient approach (4.01 pitches per plate appearance) and a knack for drawing walks (9.5 percent walk rate).
Playing time status: The Red Sox will enter spring training looking to rely on Vazquez to be the primary catcher once again.
2015 outlook: Vazquez has shown few signs of power in the upper minors, but he did post an 18-homer season in the Class A South Atlantic League. Odds are strong that Vazquez won't have a power breakout in 2015, but he could emerge as an on-base threat. Even as such, his appeal is limited to AL-only leagues.
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