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“It’s a business” – Boston Red Sox trade Christian Vazquez to Houston Astros while he prepares to play against them, catcher gets pulled away from reporters by team official

The MLB trade deadline continues as Christian Vazquez is traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Houston Astros. The veteran catcher was gearing up for the game against the Astros when news of the trade broke. The trade deadline is a hectic time for franchises, where loyalty to players is sometimes sacrificed in order to win the World Series.

A Red Sox official pulled Christian Vázquez away from reporters when he was traded to Houston where Boston plays tonight – Jomboy Media

The veteran catcher was traded to the Astros in exchange for two minor league prospects. Houston sent Enmanuel Valdez and Wilyer Abreu to Boston for 31-year-old Vazquez.

Astros announce they have acquired C. Christian Vázquez from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for minor league IF Enmanuel Valdez and OF Wilyer Abreu. – Julia Morales

Christian Vazquez’s tenure at Boston is coming to an end

After being drafted in the 2008 MLB Draft, Vazquez spent his entire career in the Red Sox organization. He made his MLB debut with Boston in 2014 and has been a fundamental part of the franchise through to today’s move. Vazquez helped the Red Sox win the 2018 World Series and defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in five games.

Christian Vazquez leaves the Red Sox 5th in team history in caught games. He was a 2008 draft pick. But good for him to go to an organization that has been prioritizing winning from year to year for some time. – Peter Abraham

Vazquez should offer Houston a clear upgrade in catching position over their current rotation. The Astros’ current catchers, Martin Moldanado and Jason Casto, have both struggled with the plate this season. Vazquez’s current batting average of .281 puts him well ahead of Moldanado (.173) and Castro (.115).

The Boston Red Sox begin a roster reshuffle

With the arrival of one of their beloved veteran players, Christian Vazquez, the Boston Red Sox have officially begun rebuilding their roster. Enmanuel Valdez and Wilyer Abreu will bring a youthful injection to the Boston farm system.

Valdez had a breakout season with the minors. The 23-year-old infielder is currently hitting .327 between Double-A and Triple-A with 21 homers and 77 RBIs this season.

Abreu, also 23, has hit .249 with 15 home runs and 55 RBIs in 89 games with Double-A Corpus Christi.


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