Friday, June 29, 2018

Blake Swihart's Time In Boston May Be Up, As Sox "Shop" Him In Trade Talks

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Multiple reports indicate that the Red Sox are actively shopping C/1B/2B/OF Blake Swihart on the trade market. Once regarded as a prime prospect in the organization, Swihart has suffered through quirky injuries, reduced playing time and just plain bad luck getting to this point in his career. Still only 26-years-old, he should be attractive to a number of teams who need help behind the plate. While the release of Hanley Ramirez was touted as a window of opportunity for Swihart, that scenario never really panned out. Swihart was the 26th pick overall by the Red Sox in the first round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of a high school in New Mexico. In his rookie year of 2015, he played in 81 games and hit a more than respectable .274. A foolhardy switch to LF the next season led to an injury that started a chain-reaction of woes. Hopefully, the Red Sox can find a trade partner that puts Swihart in a position where he can fully display his talents on a regular basis. Stay tuned.