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Blake Swihart's Agent Asks Team to Trade Catcher

17 May 2018

Even with Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez struggling at the plate, Swihart started any games at catcher.

Blake Swihart's agent, Brodie Scoffield, told NBC Sports Boston on Tuesday night that he has asked the Red Sox for a trade. Blake's in a really hard position. It makes sense that Scoffield would pursue a trade for his client, as his situation in Boston is not making much sense.

Swihart is hitting just.138/.219/.172 in limited playing time this season. While unlikely at this point, Boston also could decide to give Swihart a look behind the dish, as the team's catching tandem of Vazquez and Sandy Leon now ranks last in Major League Baseball in most offensive categories.

But Cora has said that his current plans behind the plate are not going to change.

"I just want to let everyone know, I'm still here, I'm focused on being here", Swihart said.

Blake Swihart's days with the Boston Red Sox might be numbered.

"We're talking about Blake being the Marwin Gonzalez of the Red Sox".

The Red Sox have worked him out at third base, second and first base. "And so it's mixed messages". "Yes. We've had conversations with the team, and they're aware of how we feel", Scoffield said. He added, "I don't think we're building any time of trade value, nor helping him progress as a ballplayer, nor is the team really being served by him in this role".

A move could be coming in the next week or so when Dustin Pedroia returns to the club, as it seems either he or Brock Holt would need to be taken off the 25-man roster.

Blake Swihart's Agent Asks Team to Trade Catcher