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Fantasy Update

Mar 27, 2017
Rotoworld
Red Sox optioned C Blake Swihart to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Boston Globe 6 hours ago
Red Sox see Blake Swihart as still ‘not a finished product’

Red Sox see Blake Swihart as still ‘not a finished product’

FORT MYERS, Fla. — If you squint, it remains easy to imagine Blake Swihart as a rare sort of catcher based on his ability to make steady, resounding contact that sends line drives all over the field, and his unusual impact on the bases. There is a reason why, when the Red Sox signed Yoan […]
Boston Herald 17 hours ago
Red Sox notebook: Blake Swihart departs big league camp for minors

Red Sox notebook: Blake Swihart departs big league camp for minors

SARASOTA, Fla. — There wasn’t anything Blake Swihart could do.He had an impressive spring training, showing improved receiving ability and a better throwing arm behind the plate after transitioning from the outfield back to catcher. And he hit .325.But his time in Red Sox camp came to an end yesterday when he was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket where he’s slated to begin the season.“Blake had a very strong camp and showed improvements defensively,” manager John Farrell said. “Swung the bat very well. For the player that he is and the person that he is, you love him as a...
KFFL Mar 27, 2017

Red Sox | Blake Swihart also sent down

Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart was optioned to Class AAA Pawtucket Monday, March 27.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 27, 2017

Eight years after Christian Vazquez thought he would be released, he’s headed to his first Opening Day roster

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A big part of the news emanating from Red Sox camp Monday was Blake Swihart being sent to the minors. It wasn’t a shock, considering he had options, and Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon did not. But it did allow Vazquez to reflect on how far he has come in making […]
Fenway Nation Mar 27, 2017
Travis, Marrero, Swihart Cut From Red Sox Roster

Travis, Marrero, Swihart Cut From Red Sox Roster

The Red Sox cut their roster to 38 players today by sending C Blake Swihart and SS Devin Marrero to AAA Pawtucket and reassigning 1B/DH Sam Travis to minor league camp. Travis, who was having his second straight hot Spring, is tabbed as the #4 prospect in the organization. Both Swihart and Marrero have minor league options left—but Swihart has the best chance of cracking the major league roster if injury or poor performance arises with either Sandy Leon or Christian Vazquez. Among the 38 remaining players on the roster, six are non-roster invitees.
Outside Pitch Mar 27, 2017

Boston Red Sox: Blake Swihart doesn’t make Opening Day roster

The Boston Red Sox came into camp with three catchers. While all three have their strengths, in the end, only two would make the Opening Day roster. On Monday, Blake Swihart was sent to Triple-A Pawtucket, leaving Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez as Boston’s catching tandem. Swihart enjoyed a strong Spring at the plate, hitting .325 (.386 […] The post Boston Red Sox: Blake Swihart doesn’t make Opening Day roster appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Full Count | WEEI Mar 27, 2017

Red Sox make roster moves with Opening Day 1 week away, including optioning C Blake Swihart to Triple-A

Opening Day is one week away and the Red Sox are trimming their roster. On Monday morning, the team optioned catcher Blake Swihart and shortstop Deven Marrero to Triple-A Pawtucket. Also, the Sox sent catcher Dan Butler and first baseman Sam Travis to minor league camp. Swihart is the biggest name, but it was pretty […]
The Republican Mar 27, 2017
Boston Red Sox option Blake Swihart to Pawtucket; Sam Travis reassigned to minors (among 4 moves)

Boston Red Sox option Blake Swihart to Pawtucket; Sam Travis reassigned to minors (among 4 moves)

With Blake Swihart being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez will be the two catchers on the Boston Red Sox's Opening Day roster.
Rotoworld Mar 27, 2017

Red Sox option Blake Swihart to AAA - Blake Swihart (OF) Boston Red Sox

Red Sox optioned C Blake Swihart to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Over the Monster Mar 27, 2017
Red Sox spring training: Blake Swihart leads group sent to minor-league camp

Red Sox spring training: Blake Swihart leads group sent to minor-league camp

A host of group players were removed from major-league camp. The Red Sox have trimmed down their spring training roster even more on Monday morning, sending down a couple of high-profile youngsters along with a couple other depth pieces. Prior to today’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston #RedSox made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/TPBpvf3XQV— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) March 27, 2017 The highlight here is that Blake Swihart has been optioned to Triple-A. While this was always seen as inevitable, it is still something of a disappointment to some. There is an...
Boston Herald Mar 27, 2017
Silverman: Christian Vazquez deserves starting catcher job

Silverman: Christian Vazquez deserves starting catcher job

FORT MYERS — There should be no stopping Christian Vazquez now.Sandy Leon is a good catcher, but yesterday the obvious became crystal clear.Vazquez is better.And because he is, he deserves to be the Red Sox’ starting catcher.The Red Sox don’t like to participate in these types of late-March proclamations, but they’ll come around.They usually do.They have eyes.They saw how Travis Shaw did everything but step on the massive neck of Pablo Sandoval last year in spring training, and gave him the third baseman’s job.This contest has been closer, with Blake Swihart getting consideration,...
Red Sox option Blake Swihart to Triple-A to start the season

Red Sox option Blake Swihart to Triple-A to start the season

FORT MYERS -- There wasn’t anything Blake Swihart could do.He had an impressive camp, showing improved receiving ability and a better throwing arm behind the plate after transitioning from the outfield back to catcher. And he hit .325.But his spring training with the Red Sox came to an end on Monday when he was optioned back to Triple-A Pawtucket where he’s slated to begin the season.
Over the Monster Mar 25, 2017
Red Sox at Rays, vs. Phillies lineups: Divide and conquer

Red Sox at Rays, vs. Phillies lineups: Divide and conquer

Two games for the price of... well, two. You know those Red Sox that are, like, double Red Sox? Those are the best, and we’ve got said split-squad action today, folks. Some of the Red Sox will take on the Rays at 1:05 (MLB.tv on the Rays feed) while the other half hosts the Phillies at the same time on NESN and WEEI. Let’s dig into it. First, here are the Sox who will make the trek for to Port Charlotte for the Tampa game, aka the B team: Rusney Castillo, CF Pablo Sandoval, 3B Chris Young, DH Josh Rutledge, 1B Marco Hernandez, 2B Blake Swihart, C Steve Selsky, RF Bryce Brentz,...
Over the Monster Mar 24, 2017
Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: The rest of the best

Red Sox at Blue Jays lineup: The rest of the best

The Sox roll out a reserve-heavy lineup today. It’s a light day in Red Sox Nation. A day after Dustin Pedroia raised his spring average to .500 and Pablo Sandoval just kept hitting, the Sox roll out a lineup heavy on second-teamers against the Jays, with a recovered Drew Pomeranz on the mound (1:07 p.m., televised on MLB.tv through the Jays feed). Here’s that with which we’re workin’: Brock Holt, SS, \o/ Josh Rutledge, 2B Marco Hernandez, 3B Sam Travis, 1B Blake Swihart, DH Steve Selsky, RF Rusney Castillo, CF Bryce Brentz, LF Christian Vazquez, C SP: Drew...
Fenway Nation Mar 24, 2017
POLL: Panda Inches Ahead As 'Most Pleasant Surprise'

POLL: Panda Inches Ahead As 'Most Pleasant Surprise'

In a see-saw battle, Pablo Sandoval has nudged ahead of Kyle Kendrick as the most pleasant surprise of the Red Sox spring. As the chart shows, The Panda now draws the support of 34% of readers—marginally ahead of Kendrick at 33%. Far behind the two leaders are Marco Hernandez at 11%, Sam Travis at 10%, Mitch Moreland at 7%, Blake Swihart at 3% and Brandon Workman at 1%. You can still vote in the poll HERE.

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