Swihart Knocks In RBI For Red Sox Day After Brother’s Death
Blake Swihart knocked in a run during the Red Sox spring training game against the Washington Nationals on Thursday, just one day after the death of Romell Jordan, Swihart's adopted brother.
The 26-year-old catcher delivered an RBI single to left field during the fourth inning.
After he was replaced with a pinch runner, manager Alex Cora hugged Swihart and said, "Hey, man. Go to your family."
Jordan, who had a rough upbringing and was taken in by Swihart's family when he was in high school, was 23 years old.
A moment of silence was held for Jordan before Thursday’s game, which the Red Sox won, 13-5.
"But you saw everyone staying there for the moment of silence and his first at-bat," Cora said. "It tells a lot about who we are. Everybody was pulling for him to do something special in that first at-bat."