Boston Red Sox future catcher Blake Swihart injured his finger on Friday night. X-rays followed
Blake Swihart is considered by many to be the future of the Boston Red Sox at the catching position. With how Sandy Leon has performed and Christian Vazquez as well, the timetable for his rise to the show may be on hold and with a recent finger injury it might be delayed even further. The last thing you want to do is rush someone back from a hand injury especially when you’re behind the plate.
Swihart had a great Spring and the only reason that he didn’t start the season at the big league level was because he was the only catcher that had options left. There’s no word on if Leon or Vazquez could get dealt at the deadline. Surely if Leon continues on his torrid pace his value will continue to increase. The injury happened in the 6th inning. After the incident happened on a foul tip, Swihart finished the inning and did not return to the game.
This morning, x-rays came back clean so the worries have since subsided. Sox fans can rest assured and will no long have to hold their breath. The timetable for his call up are still in the air. So far in 6 games in AAA, Swihart has one home run, seven RBI’s, and one triple. He’s also only struck out twice in 21 at bats. Seeing that patience is very important. Swihart was not in the line up today as the Paw Sox take on the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.
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