Boston Red Sox News: Place catcher Christian Vázquez on bereavement list

Boston Recalls Catcher Connor Wong from Triple-A Worcester

August 11th, 2021

BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Boston Red Sox placed catcher Christian Vázquez on the bereavement list. To fill Vázquez’s spot on the active major league roster, the Red Sox recalled catcher Connor Wong from Triple-A Worcester.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Vázquez, 30, has appeared in 100 games with the Red Sox this season, making 88 starts at catcher and three at designated hitter. He has hit .254 (87-for-342) with a .639 OPS, 16 doubles, four home runs, 37 RBI, and 36 runs scored. Vázquez has thrown out 12 runners attempting to steal against him, the most in the American League.

Wong, 25, made his major league debut this season and has appeared in five games with Boston, going 3-for-12 (.250) and throwing out the only runner who attempted to steal against him. In 27 games with Worcester this season, he has hit .183 (19-for-104) with two home runs, making 25 starts at catcher, one at second base, and one at designated hitter.


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