Sox Being Extra Cautious On Christian Vazquez's Elbow
There had been a lot of talk about Boston's elite young catchers being ready for serious competition this Spring. Both Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez appeared healthy and ready to rumble for starting supremacy. Now, however, it looks as if Vazquez has had a minor setback. Earlier in camp, he experienced some irritation in his throwing elbow—which was scar tissue from his Tommy John surgery. Since then, Sox brass are ratcheting back his activity some to make sure he will still be ready for Opening Day. The comforting presence of Andover High School's Ryan Hanigan on the roster allows the team to be extra careful with Vazquez. Stay tuned.