Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:51:06 -0800
Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart is unlikely to make the team out of spring training unless C Christian Vazquez is injured in camp. Swihart, 23 on April 3, has played in just 18 regular season games above Class AA. He'll receive plenty of attention this spring.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:22:17 -0800
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels had been a trade target of the San Diego Padres, and the Friars made an aggressive bid to trade for Hamels before they signed SP James Shields to a four-year deal. The Phillies, though, were adamant about acquiring a blue-chip prospect in a trade for Hamels, according to sources, and the Padres might have "not had enough." Another source said the Phillies prefer to trade with the Boston Red Sox, presuming they could receive OF Mookie Betts or C Blake Swihart. However, Hamels can also block a trade to Boston.
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:55:22 -0800
The Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies have not had trade talks this month regarding SP Cole Hamels, according to a major league source. Boston is reportedly unwilling to part with OF Mookie Betts or C Blake Swihart, either of whom the Phillies would want in order to make a deal they feel comfortable with.
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:01:20 -0800
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said minor league C Blake Swihart will not be used at other positions during the 2015 season in order to take advantage of his bat on days when he is not catching.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:52:43 -0700
Boston Red Sox personnel have discussed moving minor league C Blake Swihart to another position, in order to take advantage of his athleticism.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:23:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox C Blake Swihart will not be promoted from the minors at this time, according to general manager Ben Cherington.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:08:58 -0700
The Boston Red Sox optioned Ps Anthony Ranaudo and Alex Wilson, IF Garin Cecchini and OFs Bryce Brentz and Alex Hassan to Triple-A Pawtucket. The team also reassigned Ps Matt Barnes, Miguel Celestino, Noe Ramirez and Henry Owens, C Blake Swihart and IF Heiker Meneses and Travis Shaw to minor league camp.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 18:10:36 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley, SP Drake Britton, OF Alex Hassan, 3B Will Middlebrooks, OF Daniel Nava and C Blake Swihart were in Fort Myers Monday, Feb. 3, working at the team's spring training facility.
Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:59:02 -0800
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Monday, Nov. 25, that the team continues to talk to free-agent C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (Red Sox) about a return, but noted with Cs Brian McCann (Yankees) and Carlos Ruiz (Phillies) off the board, the team still has options. Cs Blake Swihart and Christian Vazquez are in the minor-league system and give the team long-term strength at the position.
Sat, 27 Aug 2011 09:40:56 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have assigned C Blake Swihart and SS Mookie Betts to the GCL Red Sox.