Blake Swihart had a good night on Thursday. (Nick Turchiaro/USA Today Sports)

Despite agent seeking trade on his behalf, Blake Swihart remains committed to Red Sox

Ryan Hannable
May 16, 2018 - 5:49 pm

It's clear Blake Swihart is frustrated, but he also made it clear it won't affect how he approaches each day with the Red Sox.

On Tuesday night, his agent expressed to NBC Sports Boston his client wants a trade. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Swihart didn't deny anything his agent said, but did say he remains focused on his time with the Red Sox.

"I think it was kind of looking out for me," Swihart said of his agent. "That’s his job. I just want to let everyone know, I’m still here, I’m focused on being here. I’m going to work my tail off to keep doing what I can do to help this team win."

Swihart has played in just 15 games this season and is batting just .138. Even with Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez struggling at the plate, Swihart started any games at catcher. In fact, all of his starts have come as the DH.

Manager Alex Cora said Swihart hasn't said anything to him or the team, and Swihart said that wouldn't be his place.

"That’s not my job to do that," he said. "I would never go to them and do that. No, I haven’t talked to them about it."

A move could be coming in the next week or so when Dustin Pedroia returns to the club, as it seems either he or Brock Holt would need to be taken off the 25-man roster. It's worth noting Holt has options, while Swihart does not.

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