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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Red Sox must turn to Christian Vazquez to help struggling pitchers - Boston Red Sox Blog- ESPN

Swihart isn’t throwing those fat pitches in the middle of the plate. Replacing him behind the dish for missing a pop up is just silly. What’s even more silly is suggesting they should carry a third catcher because their “roster is imperfect anyway”.

During the final week of spring training, Farrell said the Red Sox wouldn’t rule out carrying three catchers. It’s hardly an ideal scenario, but as long as third baseman Pablo Sandoval is coming off the bench, the Sox’s roster is imperfect anyway. Sandoval doesn’t run well, has struggled defensively and hits far better from the left side of the plate than the right, making him a poor fit to come off the bench for a team that already has lefty-hitting Travis Shaw, Brock Holt and Jackie Bradley Jr. in the bottom half of the order.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 13, 2016 at 10:11 AM | 105 comment(s)
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