BOSTON -- Ryan Hanigan will be activated for Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers, and Christian Vazquez will in turn be sent down to Pawtucket.
Sandy Leon - who is out of options - will stay with the club after batting .500 since stepping in for Hanigan.
“I think players are understanding of what goes on around them -- I think they are fairly aware,” Farrell said on the demotion of Vazquez. “In Sandy’s case where he’s out of options -- and at that position you’re always a foul tip away from needing another guy.
“From the performance of Sandy [and a] combination of organizational depth, it felt like this was the move we needed to make.”
Hanigan status was reassessed during Sunday’s game before the decision was made on him being added back to the roster.
“[Hanigan’s] someone who’s been an accomplished big league catcher -- particularly defensively and at handling a pitching staff -- it was time for him to come back for us,” Farrell said.
Although the move comes at a time where Vazquez had to be the odd man out, the Red Sox had no intentions of parting ways with any of their catchers.
“We weren’t in a position to prolong the rehab for Ryan and we certainly weren’t going to cut ties with anyone,”