Catcher - Boston Red Sox
Height: 5' 9"
Date of Birth: August 21, 1990 (30 years old)
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Appears on track for Opening Day
Manager Alex Cora said Sunday that Vazquez (eye) has "a really good chance" of being ready for Opening Day, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.Vazquez is back with the team after recently leaving camp to tend to a personal matter, but he's still in the process of recovering from the left eye contusion and laceration he suffered last week. He appears to have made good progress on that front, with Cora indicating that Vazquez could be ready to appear in a "B' game Monday. If that's the case, Vazquez would appear on track to catch Nathan Eovaldi in the April 1 season opener versus Baltimore.
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Returns to camp
Vazquez (personal/eye) returned to camp Saturday and looks better, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.Vazquez was away from the team while attending to a personal matter, and he's also dealing with an eye contusion and laceration after being hit in the face during batting practice earlier in the week. Manager Alex Cora is confident that Vazquez will be available for Opening Day, and the catcher reportedly looked better following his brief absence from camp.
Red Sox's Christian Vazquez: Late scratch Thursday
Vazquez has been scratched from Thursday's spring lineup against the Twins for an undisclosed reason, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.The Red Sox didn't provide a reason for Vazquez's removal, but he was scratched from the lineup minutes before first pitch Thursday. Jett Bandy served as the backstop in his place, and it's not yet clear whether Vazquez will miss additional time.
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