Christian Vazquez To Catch Eduardo Rodriguez In Portland Monday
If everything goes according to plan, Christian Vazquez will catch Eduardo Rodriguez when the Sea Dogs take on New Hampshire at Hadlock Field on Monday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora said.
It will be Vazquez's first game action since he broke his right pinkie finger during a game in Kansas City on July 7.
In Vazquez's absence, Sandy Leon has been the Sox starting catcher, with Blake Swihart serving as his backup. Vazquez and Leon had been sharing catching duties prior to Vazquez's injury.
Vazquez is batting .213 with three home runs and 14 RBIs in 60 games with the Red Sox this season.
Monday's game will be Rodriguez's second rehab start with Double A Portland.
He threw four shutout innings at Hadlock this past Monday, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out eight.
The lefthander was placed on the disabled list after suffering a severe right ankle sprain when he collided with Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Lourdes Gurriel Jr. on July 14.