Blake Swihart News Archive
Swihart is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston reports.
Manager John Farrell said Swihart is "going to get a lot of exposure" as Boston's starting catcher, the Boston Globe reports. The young catcher was called up Friday after Ryan Hanigan suffered a hand injury that will keep him out until July at the earliest.
Swihart went 1-for-3 in his big league debut Saturday, scoring a run and walking once with two strikeouts.
Swihart will bat ninth in his big league debut Saturday against the Yankees, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports.
Swihart will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reports.
Swihart finished the month of April with a line of .338/.392/.382 in 74 plate appearances for Triple-A Pawtucket. The switch-hitting catcher has been best from the left side of the plate, hitting .390/.457/.430 against right-handers.
Swihart had four hits, two doubles and two RBI in five at-bats for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. He's hit safely in all seven games played.
Swihart drove in the winning run in the 13th inning for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday. He is 2-for-11 with two RBI so far this year.