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Red Sox | Blake Swihart sent down

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:14:08 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart was optioned to minor league camp Friday, March 20.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart is one of the team's top prospects and he could debut sometime in the second half.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Blake Swihart to start in minors

Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:08:13 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is expected to start the year at Triple-A Pawtucket, with Cs Christian Vazquez and Ryan Hanigan on the major league roster. Swihart wouldn't necessarily be the first catcher promoted in the event of an injury, either. Manager John Farrell said C Humberto Quintero would likely be the first choice for a recall in that event. The Red Sox prefer that Swihart continue his development, as he's only played 25 games at Class AAA.

Fantasy Tip: Swihart, 23 in April, is the BoSox's top prospect. He hit .261 with a home run in 69 at-bats at Pawtucket last year after hitting .300 with 12 homers and 55 RBI at Double-A Portland. He should be on the radar of those in keeper and dynasty leagues, but he should only be monitored elsewhere. There's a chance Swihart could come up late this year, but 2016 makes more sense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo

Red Sox | Cole Hamels unlikely for Boston

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:12:25 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels doesn't appear likely to be dealt to the Boston Red Sox, as there are no signs that point toward any progress in trade talks surrounding Hamels between the two clubs, according to two major league sources. The Phillies have been rumored to covet Red Sox C Blake Swihart and OF Mookie Betts in a package for Hamels. However, Boston is in no rush to swing a trade, and they are unlikely to agree to any trade that involves either Swihart or Betts. Boston is also high on SP Henry Owens.

Fantasy Tip: Hamels' fantasy value would look much better away from the Phillies, but a trade might not happen until closer to the All-Star break now. Regardless, Hamels is one of the more reliable starting pitchers in the league, and he'll keep fantasy ace qualification in Philadelphia to start the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Jason Mastrodonato

Red Sox | BOS has no urgency on Cole Hamels

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:22:26 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels has had trade talks cool with the Boston Red Sox, who feel no urgency to deal the pitcher. The Red Sox do not want to part with either OF Mookie Betts or C Blake Swihart in any deal and the Phillies are interested in those players.

Fantasy Tip: All indications are Hamels opens the season in Philadelphia and stays there, at least until the trading deadline. If Hamels can get past his trade demands and is healthy to pitch, he remains a solid option in most mixed and NL drafts.

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Red Sox | Blake Swihart unlikely to make team

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Padres | SD made aggressive bid for Cole Hamels

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:22:17 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels had been a trade target of the San Diego Padres, and the Friars made an aggressive bid to trade for Hamels before they signed SP James Shields to a four-year deal. The Phillies, though, were adamant about acquiring a blue-chip prospect in a trade for Hamels, according to sources, and the Padres might have "not had enough." Another source said the Phillies prefer to trade with the Boston Red Sox, presuming they could receive OF Mookie Betts or C Blake Swihart. However, Hamels can also block a trade to Boston.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Red Sox | Boston not actively pursuing Cole Hamels

Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:55:22 -0800

The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have not had trade talks this month regarding SP Cole Hamels, according to a major league source. Boston is reportedly unwilling to part with OF Mookie Betts or C Blake Swihart, either of whom the Phillies would want in order to make a deal they feel comfortable with.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Red Sox | Blake Swihart to remain at catcher

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:01:20 -0800

Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said minor league C Blake Swihart will not be used at other positions during the 2015 season in order to take advantage of his bat on days when he is not catching.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Red Sox | Could move Blake Swihart to another position

Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:52:43 -0700

Boston Red Sox personnel have discussed moving minor league C Blake Swihart to another position, in order to take advantage of his athleticism.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Nick Cafardo

Red Sox | No plans to promote Blake Swihart

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:23:45 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart will not be promoted from the minors at this time, according to general manager Ben Cherington.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes