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After missing the entire 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is not in the mood to ease into Spring Training.
The Red Sox made a series of procedural moves on Friday that included veteran outfielder/first baseman Allen Craig being outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket for the second time in less than a year.
|November 6, 2015||Boston Red Sox activated C Christian Vazquez from the 60-day disabled list.|
|March 30, 2015||Boston Red Sox placed C Christian Vazquez on the 60-day disabled list. Right elbow sprain|
|July 9, 2014||Boston Red Sox recalled C Christian Vazquez from Pawtucket Red Sox.|
|March 17, 2014||Boston Red Sox optioned C Christian Vazquez to Pawtucket Red Sox.|
|November 1, 2013||Christian Vazquez roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.|
|September 1, 2013||C Christian Vazquez assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.|
|March 15, 2013||Boston Red Sox optioned Christian Vazquez to Portland Sea Dogs.|
|November 20, 2012||Boston Red Sox selected the contract of Christian Vazquez from Portland Sea Dogs.|
|August 3, 2012||Christian Vazquez assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Salem Red Sox.|
|April 4, 2012||Christian Vazquez assigned to Salem Red Sox from Greenville Drive.|
|March 7, 2012||C Christian Vazquez assigned to Boston Red Sox.|
|March 20, 2011||C Christian Vazquez assigned to Boston Red Sox.|
|April 5, 2010||Christian Vazquez assigned to Greenville Drive from Lowell Spinners.|
|July 8, 2009||Christian Vazquez assigned to Lowell Spinners from GCL Red Sox.|
Graduated from Puerto Rico Baseball Academy High School.2014
Played 55 games for the Red Sox, his 1st career ML action, including 54 games at catcher (50 starts)...Took over as the club's regular catcher after July recall...Reached base safely in 40 of his 50 starts for BOS, hitting .240 (42-for-175) with 9 2B, HR, 20 RBI, and 19 BB...Threw out 51.7% of attempted base stealers (15 of 29), best in the majors among catchers with at least 50 games behind the plate...Was the best such mark in Red Sox history (since CS began being tracked in the AL in 1920)...Did not benefit from a pitcher caught stealing, making his 51.7% catcher caught stealing rate the best among major leaguers with at least 50 games behind the plate since STL's Yadier Molina in 2005 (54.8%; 17 of 31)...Was the best such mark by a rookie catcher since CCS began being tracked in 1974...Posted a team-best 4.04 catcher's ERA...His 54 games, 50 starts, and 458.1 innings at catcher all ranked 2nd on the team to A.J. Pierzynski (64 games, 60 starts, 540.0 inn.)...Had 4 pickoffs, the most by a Red Sox catcher in a season since Rich Gedman had 4 in 1985...Hit .286 (20-for-70) at Fenway Park compared to .210 (22-for-105) on the road...Went 7-for-24 (.292) with 5 walks with 2 out and runners in scoring position...Began the year with Triple-A Pawtucket, hitting .273 (68-for-244) with 17 2B, 3 HR, 20 RBI, 35 R, and 21 BB in 66 games...Threw out 39.6% of attempted base stealers (19 of 48)...Named a Mid-Season International League All-Star and was also selected to the 2014 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game...Did not participate in either contest...Recalled 7/9 and made his ML debut that night, starting behind the plate in a 5-4 win vs. CWS...Started 50 of Boston's 72 remaining games following his recall...The Red Sox won his first 5 career starts from 7/9-21, over which Red Sox pitchers allowed only 9 runs...Was the 1st Red Sox ever to start as a catcher and win each of his first 5 major league games, and the 1st AL player to do it since MIL's Bill Schroeder in 1983 (Source: Elias)...Went 3-for-4 with 2 R, 2 2B, and 3 RBI in his 2nd ML game on 7/11 at HOU...Was the fastest Red Sox to a 3+ hit game since Nomar Garciaparra's on 9/1/96 at OAK (2nd game, 3 H)...Appeared in 13 of the club's last 14 games beginning on 9/12 (11 starts)...Hit safely in 8 of his last 9 starts (.400, 12-for-30, 2 2B, HR, 5 RBI, 4 BB)...Went 4-for-4 with a double and his 1st ML home run on 9/25 vs. TB...The homer was a 2-run, go-ahead shot off Jeremy Hellickson in the 2nd inning...Was the 1st Red Sox rookie catcher with 4 or more hits in a game since Scott Hatteberg had 4 hits on 8/8/97 vs. KC...Following the season, played 33 games for San Juan of the Puerto Rican Winter League...Ranked 9th among qualifiers with a .288 AVG (32-for-111) and had 6 2B, HR, 12 RBI, 10 BB, and a .365 OBP...Tied for the league lead among catchers with 10 CS (21 attempts, 47.6%)...Was named by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the International League in 2014.2013
Led Double-A Portland with a .289 AVG (99-for-342) and was named team MVP. Including 1 game with Triple-A Pawtucket, ranked 5th among full-season Red Sox minor league qualifiers with a career-best .287 AVG (99-for-345)…Also posted a career-high .375 OBP. Ranked 9th in AVG among Eastern League qualifiers…Had the 4th-highest ratio of plate appearances per strikeout (9.1). Topped Eastern League backstops throwing out 46.5 percent (47 of 101) attempted base stealers…Also led EL catchers in total chances (871), putouts (781), and assists (tied, 80). Named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for April (11 CS in 16 G). Reached in all 5 PA on 5/22 vs. New Hampshire (4-for-4, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 2 RBI, BB). Started behind the plate for the Eastern Division in the Eastern League All-Star Game on 7/10 in New Britain. Posted a season-long 12-game hitting streak from 7/31-8/16 (.429 AVG, 21-for-49, 3 2B, 7 RBI)…Matched the longest hit streak by a Sea Dog all year. Hit .347 (50-for-144) after the All-Star break…Promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket on 9/1, where he made his Triple-A debut the next day in the PawSox' regular season finale. Hit .273 (3-for-11) with 2 RBI and 2 walks in 3 playoff games for Pawtucket. After the season, played for Santurce of the Puerto Rico Winter League and led the league with 32 games behind the plate…Threw out a league-best 63.0% (17 of 27) of attempted base stealers. Following the season, ranked by Baseball America as the best defensive catcher in the Red Sox farm system for a 3rd straight year…Also named the best defensive catcher in the Eastern League.2012 Played the majority of the year with High-A Salem, where he was a Carolina League Post-Season All-Star...Also made his Double-A debut with 20 games for Portland. Combined to throw out 49 of 122 base stealers (40.2%), including a Carolina League-best 41.9 percentage (44 of 105)...Also topped the circuit with 110 assists at the position. Led the Red Sox system with 96 games caught. Named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for June after throwing out 10 of 23 attempted base stealers (43.5%). Combined to set a single-season career-high with 48 walks, including 8 walks compared to 9 strikeouts in Double-A. Recalled for Double-A debut on 8/3...At time of transfer, ranked 13th in the Carolina League with a .360 OBP. Over his last 28 games with Salem from 6/23-8/2, led the Carolina League in AVG (.353) and OBP (.455), and ranked among CL leaders in SLG (5th, .598) and OPS (3rd, 1.053). Notched 4 straight multi-hit games from 6/23-28 and again from 7/4-9. Batted .291 (51-for-175) over his final 48 games of the season beginning 6/23. Following the season, hit .257 (9-for-35) with 8 walks in 10 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League... Then played 9 contests for Manati of the Puerto Rico Winter League, going 7-for-24 (.292) with 2 doubles, a triple, and a homer. 2011 Spent the year with Single-A Greenville and was named Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Year. Threw out 37 of 111 (33.3%) of opposing base stealers and posted a .991 fielding percentage (9 E/904 TC)... Led South Atlantic League catchers in chances (904), putouts (788), and assists (108). Reached single-season career-highs in homers (18) and RBI (84)...His 84 RBI led the Drive and ranked 4th among Red Sox minor leaguers. Also paced the Drive with 18 homers and ranked among club leaders in at-bats (3rd, 392), hits (2nd, 111), doubles (T-2nd, 27), and walks (T-2nd, 43). Named SAL Player of the Week from 6/20-26 (.467, 7-for-15, 4 HR) and from 8/29-9/4 (.381, 8-for-21, 3 HR). Selected as the Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player for July. Following the season, was rated byBaseball America as best defensive catcher in the SAL and in Red Sox system. After the season, played in 3 games with Indios de Mayaguez of the Puerto Rico Winter League. 2010 Played his 1st full season with Single-A Greenville and led the club with 60 games behind the plate...Threw out 31 of 76 (40.8%) attempted base stealers. Made his 1st pro appearances at 1st base (3 games) and 2nd base (1). Hit 1st career grand slam on 4/17 at Lexington (KC). Hit .370 (20-for-54) during a 14-game hit streak from 5/31-7/3. Went 5-for-21 (.238) with 3 doubles and 2 RBI in 6 playoff games for the Drive. 2009 Split the year with 31 games between the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Red Sox and ShortA Lowell. Combined for 21 games at catcher, 9 at 3rd base, and 1 at DH. Threw out 6 of 26 (23.1%) attempted base stealers. Began the year in the GCL before transferring to Lowell on 7/8. His 1st hit for the Spinners was a game-tying pinch-hit homer in the 9th inning on 7/9 vs. Tri-City (HOU). 2008 Led the Gulf Coast League Red Sox with 21 games caught in his pro debut. Threw out 5 of 32 (15.6%) attempted base stealers.