Monday, March 30, 2015

Red Sox Acquire Catcher Sandy Leon From Nats

Sandy Leon
UPDATE: Vazquez placed on 60-day DL.
The Red Sox moved quickly to deal with the likely loss of Christian Vazquez by obtaining Sandy Leon from the Washington Nationals. Leon, 26, is known as a defensive specialist—similar to Vazquez. Leon is reportedly on his way to Fort Myers today and will likely share catching duties with Andover's Ryan Hanigan. What this also suggests is that the organization believes that Blake Swihart needs more work on his defensive skills on an everyday basis at AAA. Ironically, Boston traded away part of its catching depth to Washington in January—sending Dan Butler to DC for pitcher Danny Rosenbaum.