blake swihart

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Rob Bradford
April 23, 2019 - 12:01 pm
Christian Vazquez only got one start at designated hitter in the entire 2018 season. That came on June 7 against Detroit pitcher Matthew Boyd. It was the kind of lineup luxury afforded Red Sox manager Alex Cora for much of the season because he was carrying three catchers, with the presence of...
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Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart
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Nick Friar
April 19, 2019 - 7:32 pm
It’s official: Blake Swihart is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox. The organization made the announcement prior to Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Arizona Diamondbacks placed the winning bid on Swihart, sending Boston minor league outfielder Marcus Wilson in exchange for...
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Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart
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Nick Friar
April 17, 2019 - 11:06 am
At one point, it looked like Blake Swihart had a lot to offer the Red Sox . Of course, there was the hope he could become the catcher of the future, having the offensive edge over Christian Vazquez. Clearly, that hasn’t panned out like Boston thought it would. There was another option, too. Swihart...
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Alex Reimer
April 17, 2019 - 9:30 am
Oftentimes, it is the criticism from a family member that hits the hardest. The Red Sox’ brutal start to their title defense has opened them up to condemnation from all sides, but nobody’s words were more pungent than longtime color man Jerry Remy, who bluntly assessed the team’s dismal play...
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Rob Bradford
April 16, 2019 - 7:55 pm
I had come around on the Sandy Leon effect. It wasn't complicated. This was the exact same team that won the World Series with the exception of just a few parts, one of which was Leon navigating these starting pitchers. It took me a while, but the dynamic became too obvious to ignore. In my world,...
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Kim Klement/USA Today Sports
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. I’ll have plenty to say about Blake Swihart today at 2. That is all. 93.7fm @WEEI — Lou Merloni (@LouMerloni) April 16, 2019 Yes, because Alex didn't trust him...
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Rob Bradford
April 16, 2019 - 1:49 pm
The Red Sox made two call-ups Tuesday prior to their two-game series against the Yankees. One was for the long haul, while the other might just be serving as a stopgap. The Sox promoted both catcher Sandy Leon and Erasmo Ramirez to the big league club, designated Blake Swihart for assignment...
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Ryan Hannable
April 16, 2019 - 12:42 pm
In a stunning move, it appears Blake Swihart is done with the Red Sox . According to Evan Drellich , Swihart has been DFA'd by the team. He likely will not pass through waivers, which would mean his time with the organization is over. Swihart, 27, has played in 12 games this season and is 6-for-26...
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Ryan Hannable
April 15, 2019 - 10:17 am
Monday is a whacky day at Fenway Park with the 11 a.m. start for the annual Marathon Monday game and also because of the Red Sox lineup. A change has Christian Vazquez playing second base and Steve Pearce playing left field. Dustin Pedroia originally was at second base, but the change now has him...
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John Tomase
March 04, 2019 - 9:36 am
Blake Swihart rejoined the Red Sox on Monday morning in Fort Myers and thanked fans, teammates and media for their support, per reporters present, including Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. Swihart left the team over the weekend following the death of his younger brother, Romell Jordan, who passed...
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