Blake Swihart

Red Sox activate Blake Swihart, Sandy Leon designated for assignment

Rob Bradford
July 20, 2015 - 10:50 am

ANAHEIM -- The Red Sox have a familiar player back on their roster. Catcher Blake Swihart (foot) was activated from the disabled list Monday and in turn catcher Sandy Leon was designated for assignment. Swihart was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left foot on July 3 and after four rehab games he's back with the major league club. In 40 games this season, the switch-hitting catcher is batting .241. Leon, who the Red Sox traded for at the end of spring training coming from the Nationals, was designated for assignment after playing in 33 games this season. He batted just .180 and was the personal catcher for Clay Buchholz, but with Ryan Hanigan already on the roster, the team has no need for three catchers. For more Red Sox news, check out