Christian Vazquez

Christian Vazquez set to have second opinion after MRI spots 'something' in his right elbow

Mike Petraglia
March 28, 2015 - 5:38 am

The Red Sox and Christian Vazquez are keeping their fingers crossed. The club's 24-year-old super catching prospect told reporters in Fort Myers Saturday morning that an MRI performed on his sore right elbow "found something" but added doctors have not concluded a firm diagnosis as of Saturday morning. For that reason, Vazquez indicated he will have a second opinion on the elbow. "I'm waiting, I'm waiting," Vazquez said, before adding "I'll be fine." Friday's MRI came after Vazquez caught Joe Kelly for three innings in an intersquad game in Fort Myers. Vazquez was kept from throwing to any base in an effort to protect the arm. In three plate appearances, he went 1-for-2 with a walk. He singled on a ground ball up the middle and grounded out to shortstop. If Vazquez, who indicated earlier in the week that he'd be ready for the season, isn't ready to go, then rookie Blake Swihart could get a chance to stick with the team when they break camp next Saturday.