Catcher Christian Vazquez’ return brings stability behind the plate for the Red Sox but leaves questions about how the team will handle the man he appears to be replacing, Blake Swihart.

Vazquez, a great receiver and thrower, was in Boston yesterday and will be activated from the disabled list a little more than a year after he underwent Tommy John surgery, a baseball source told the Herald. The 25-year-old went 6-for-13 with seven walks and two strikeouts in five games with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Backup catcher Ryan Hanigan was available via trade during spring training, but considering how Swihart has looked defensively, keeping Hanigan to pair with Vazquez and moving Swihart to a new position might make the most sense for the Sox.