Blake Swihart RUMORS & NEWS

  • Still no reasonable plan for Blake Swihart as Vazquez gets hurt

    NBC Sports Boston "The merry-go-round for Blake Swihart continues. Opportunity knocks now, but it will probably amount to window dressing once again. Even when Hanley Ramirez was released and Swihart briefly played more often, his overall position did not change: he had no sustained opportunity, no way..." July 09

  • Sources: Red Sox asking a lot for Blake Swihart

    NBC Sports Boston "The Red Sox are listening to trade offers for Blake Swihart. They are not willing to part with the benchwarmer for a small cost. People familiar with some trade discussions described the Red Sox’ asking price as unreasonable for a player who isn’t playing and may be an odd..." May 23

  • Agent asks Red Sox to trade Blake Swihart

    NBC Sports Boston "Blake Swihart has spent all season in a virtually non-existent role, one that Alex Cora and Dave Dombrowski both indicated on Tuesday will not change barring injury to Sandy Leon or Christian Vazquez. Swihart's agent, Brodie Scoffield of The Legacy Agency, sees a situation..." May 16

  • How Blake Swihart is 'working his ass off,' and why he hasn't asked for a trade

    NBC Sports Boston "Blake Swihart has been praised for his athleticism his whole career, yet he hasn’t started anywhere but designated hitter this season. The Red Sox’ catching corps of Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon had the worst OPS in the majors (.417) entering Thursday, but Swihart had not seen a single frame..." May 04

  • Red Sox signal they'll keep Swihart, may trade Marrero or Holt

    NBC Sports Boston "Blake Swihart’s strong spring seems to have the Red Sox more inclined to deal one of their natural utility infielders, such as Brock Holt or Deven Marrero, rather than Swihart, a converted catcher with high upside who's getting a look in other roles. "Sounds like they’re holding Swihart to..." March 21

  • Blake Swihart Expected To Add Third Base To His Resume

    CBS Boston "Red Sox Spring Training won’t end until Blake Swihart plays every position around the diamond. At least, that’s how it appears. Boston’s quest to turn the catcher/outfielder/catcher again into an ultra-utility man will send Swihart to third base, likely on Sunday when the Red Sox take on the..." March 15

  • Blake Swihart has good start to spring, and he needs it

    Boston Herald "None of this should have mattered. Not in the middle of February. Not with a college kid on the mound. Not with so little, really, on the line. But Blake Swihart hit a booming fly ball Thursday, and he might have been the only guy on the field who really needed it. The center fielder never..." February 23

  • Blake Swihart, even on packed Red Sox roster, still thinking as catcher

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox did Blake Swihart no favors last year when they sent him to spring training as a catcher even though he had almost zero chance of making the team as one. Christian Vazquez and Sandy Leon were both out of options. Swihart wasn’t, and the decision to send him to Triple-A Pawtucket was..." January 22