Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Red Sox To Start Blake Swihart At Third Base On Sunday

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According to The Boston Globe's Alex Speier, the Red Sox will start red-hot Blake 'I'm Out Of Options' Swihart at third base on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Why, you ask? Well, it may be because the Pirates have the following "depth" chart at 3B: David Freese (a 34-year-old with shoddy defensive skills), Colin Moran (the 25-year-old-guy they got from the Astros for Gerrit Cole), and Jung Ho Kang (who can't enter the United States because of his third DUI arrest). I'd say you could characterize their Hot Corner situation as a "train wreck". Acquiring Swihart would give them a guy who could catch and possibly play third (if he shows he's any good at it) as well as serve a general utility role for the Bucs. By the way, their mix at backstop includes former Carmine Hoser Ryan Lavarnway. Stay tuned!