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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||0.00||0.00||.000||0.00||0.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|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|
BoSox manager: Catcher Vazquez 'very good situational hitter'
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/6/15) Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez wasn't overly impressive at the plate as a rookie in 2014, batting .240 with one home run in 55 games. However, the Red Sox hardly feel Vazquez will be just a defensive option for the team.
"Setting aside the batting average, there's the ability to handle the bat," Red Sox manager John Farrell said, per MLB.com. "He can execute the small game. He can hit to the situation. He's a very good situational hitter, including being able to sacrifice with great consistency."
Vazquez is in line to be Boston's primary catcher in 2015. And if the 24-year-old catcher had it his way, he'd never take a game off.
"He wants to play every day," Farrell said. "He's adamant about it. When he's not in the lineup, he's respectful of it, but he makes it known that he wants to catch every day."
Red Sox 'comfortable' with Christian Vasquez as starting catcher in 2015
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/29/14) In an end-of-the-year press conference, Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters he's "very comfortable" with having Christian Vasquez as the team's everyday catcher next season, according to the Providence Journal.
The rookie catcher appeared in 55 games this season, splitting his duties with David Ross behind the plate. He slashed .240/.308/.309 with one home run and 20 RBI over 175 at-bats.
Christian Vazquez, David Ross to continue to split time behind the plate
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(7/18/14) Red Sox manager John Farrell told MLB.com on Friday that the team will continue to have Christian Vazquez and David Ross split time behind the plate moving forward. Ross will likely start the first games of a series, so that the rookie Vazquez can learn how to approach new opponents.
Rookie Christian Vasquez off to fast start
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(7/14/14) Red Sox rookie catcher Christian Vasquez went 2 for 4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 11-0 win over the Astros. Vasquez is 5 for 11 with five RBI and three runs scored in three games since being called up a few days ago.
Red Sox lay out catching rotation
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(7/12/14) The Red Sox have a plan for rookie catcher Christian Vazquez, who should see plenty of time in the second half of the season, reports ESPN.com.
Manager John Farrell told reporters Vazquez will catch three out of every five games, matching up with Rubby De La Rosa, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz, while veteran David Ross takes Jake Peavy and Jon Lester.
|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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