Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Red Sox Make Curious Catcher Signing With Hernandez

The Red Sox signed a player! Hold on, hold on—it was not J.D. Martinez. But, Boston fans can get their "Oscar Buzz" going a few months early as the team signed 24-year old catcher Oscar Hernandez to a minor-league contract. The pact comes with an invite to Spring Training. Hernandez spent last season at AA in the Arizona organization—hitting under the Mendoza Line. Anyway, this means that—barring a trade—the Red Sox potentially have four catchers on the roster (Christian Vazquez, Sandy Leon, Blake Swihart and Hernandez). While Dave Dombrowski has been poo-pooing a trade of Swihart, this Hernandez move could signal otherwise. Stay tuned!