Christian Vazquez has played a total of four innings in the field in his MLB career and had zero balls hit to him.
So, when the Boston Red Sox announced their catcher was starting at second base Monday, you just knew he was going to see some action.
Right at home... or actually 2B! pic.twitter.com/NmNvlyXcL6— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 15, 2019
We didn't have to wait long.
With one out in the first inning of Monday's Patriots' Day matchup against the Baltimore Orioles, Vazquez passed his first fielding test, gobbling up a sharp Dwight Smith ground ball and throwing to second base to initiate an inning-ending double play.
Classic Christian Vazquez flawlessly turning double plays wait what pic.twitter.com/qW6cuvIyB3— Sox Lunch (@Soxlunch) April 15, 2019
Not too shabby for a guy who hasn't played second base since 2010 with the Class-A Greenville Drive.
Vazquez actually one-upped himself in the second inning, making an athletic play on a throw from center fielder Mookie Betts to tag out Renato Nunez at second base.
Natural 2nd baseman. pic.twitter.com/cT19PeaMqs— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 15, 2019
Ok this is getting ridiculous pic.twitter.com/hWg4mvDNB4— Sox Lunch (@Soxlunch) April 15, 2019
The 28-year-old catcher was moonlighting at catcher to give Dustin Pedroia a spell, but if he keeps making plays like this, maybe this won't be the last time we see him in the field.
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