Thursday, March 26, 2015

Vazquez May Miss Opening Day; MRI Possible

(AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Christian Vazquez—slated to do the bulk of the catching for the Red Sox in 2015—has not caught a game in almost two weeks and may miss Opening Day due to an elbow strain. On March 13th, Vazquez injured the elbow throwing out an Empire runner at second base. While it has not been decided, Vazquez could be given an MRI to gauge his readiness. Said manager John Farrell, "He's improving. Any time a player misses time, there's some level of concern because of the talents that they are, and a player's health is first and foremost. But there's still some steps to accomplish." It's unclear who would replace Vasquez on the roster should he head to the DL—but Blake Swihart would be the logical choice.