Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:58:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (elbow) is on the 60-day disabled list due to a right elbow sprain. He will visit with Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion on his right elbow after undergoing an MRI exam last Friday. C Ryan Hanigan will become the starting catcher to start the season, and C Sandy Leon will serve as the backup. The trade for Leon likely means Boston would rather have C Blake Swihart have more seasoning in the minors.
Fantasy Tip: A combination of Hanigan and Leon hold very little fantasy value in all formats, and the Red Sox catching situation should be avoided wherever possible. Swihart, the team's top prospect, is worth stashing in AL-only and keeper leagues, though, should he come up at some point in 2015.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:07:42 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Monday, March 30.
Fantasy Tip: The team acquired Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals, but he and Ryan Hanigan hold little value on FantasyScore. It's best to avoid this situation altogether unless Blake Swihart receives his shot.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:38:38 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro is attracting no interest from the Boston Red Sox despite the injury to Red Sox C Christian Vazquez.
Fantasy Tip: Navarro appears to be stuck in Toronto with little fantasy value, so unless his situation changes he is best left undrafted in any league.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:48:40 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (elbow) had a recent MRI reveal "something" in his right elbow. He'll seek a second opinion.
Fantasy Tip: Ryan Hanigan would project as the starter if Vazquez were to miss a short window of time. Top prospect Blake Swihart could be in the mix if Vazquez were to need Tommy John surgery or miss a significant amount of time.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:41:37 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez (elbow) underwent an MRI exam on his right elbow Thursday, March 26, and top catching prospect Blake Swihart could be in the mix on opening day is Vazquez is sidelined, according to manager John Farrell. Swihart was already sent to minor league camp, but he still may be in consideration for the opening day roster. However, Boston views Vazquez's MRI exam as more of a precautionary measure.
Fantasy Tip: Vazquez and Swihart are both young catchers with plenty of potential, but Swihart is the team's top minor league prospect, and he's much more attractive to owners in keeper leagues. Vazquez is an option as your second backstop in two-catcher leagues, because he's expected to see the most playing time in 2015. However, Swihart may be worth a speculative add in AL-only leagues if he opens the season as Boston's starting catcher.
Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:51:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is unlikely to make the team out of spring training unless C Christian Vazquez is injured in camp. Swihart, 23 on April 3, has played in just 18 regular season games above Class AA. He'll receive plenty of attention this spring.
Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:01:26 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Rusney Castillo is likely to hit in the lower third of the team's 2015 batting order, along with SS Xander Bogaerts and C Christian Vazquez, according to manager John Farrell.
Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:20:02 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are looking at Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts, C Christian Vazquez and P Matt Barnes, which is fueling speculation a trade for Phillies SP Cole Hamels may be near.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:30:33 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez will likely be the team's starting catcher heading into next season, as manager John Farrell said he would be "very comfortable" with Vasquez in a starting role.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:47:13 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez went 4-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored Thursday, Sept. 25.