Lou Merloni reacts to Blake Swihart being DFA’d on OMF: ‘Alex Cora doesn’t trust Blake Swihart’

April 16, 2019 - 7:08 pm

The Red Sox designated Blake Swihart for assignment on Tuesday and Lou Merloni reacted to the move at the beginning of OMF that afternoon.

“Is anybody really that worked up about it?,” Ordway asked him.

“I don’t like it,” Merloni said. “I’m not losing sleep over it … Alex Cora doesn’t trust Blake Swihart behind the plate. He doesn’t know who he is, he doesn’t know who he is defensively, he doesn’t know who he is offensively and when he looks at his roster he sees everybody with a role. He knows what to expect from everybody except that kid and because of it he made the move. He wasn’t comfortable.”