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.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:50:49 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez was hitless in three at-bats in his major league debut Wednesday, July 9. Manager John Farrell called Vazquez a player "long on potential," and he showed flashes of it defensively in his debut.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:46:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez will catch four times a week, while C David Ross will be behind the dish three times a week.
Fantasy Tip: Vazquez is the one to own here for AL-only managers. Obviously the split won't be this cut and dry each week, but Vazquez has youth and more offensive skills on his side.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:45:27 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez will be in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 9, as will OFs Jackie Bradley Jr. and Mookie Betts and SS Xander Bogaerts.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:38:53 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez is being called up from the minors Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: Vazquez obviously has more upside than David Ross, but it's unclear how much he'll play. Vazquez won't show much power, but his short stroke could make him useful for average. Vazquez's superior defensive skills could easily give him the edge over Ross. Those looking for a catcher in AL leagues should give him a shot.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 00:49:33 -0700
Boston Red Sox C prospect Christian Vazquez is in top demand from teams asking for help at the trade deadline. A scout mentioned Vazquez, in his opinion, is "major-league ready" on offense and defense.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:36:02 -0800
Boston Red Sox C Christian Vazquez has received praise from some scouts, with one scout saying Vazquez is ready to catch in the major leagues now. Vazquez spent most of his time last year with Double-A Portland, but he's thrown out all 11 runners who have run on him in camp. "What's impressive to me is the progress he's making with the bat," manager John Farrell said the other day. "There's more strength in his swing, there's more solid impact, he drove the ball well to right center field and then there was the home run the other day (against Boston College). When you look at the numbers (.289/.376/.395/.771), it's heading in the right direction. He's on a very good path." C David Ross said Vazquez reminds him of St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:59:02 -0800
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Monday, Nov. 25, that the team continues to talk to free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Red Sox) about a return, but noted with Cs Brian McCann (Yankees) and Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) off the board, the team still has options. Cs Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez are in the minor-league system and give the team long-term strength at the position.