Blake Swihart has a new home.
The Red Sox traded the 27-year-old catcher to the Diamondbacks on Friday for minor league outfielder Marcus Wilson.
The Boston #RedSox today traded C/UTIL Blake Swihart to the Arizona Diamondbacks along with international amateur signing bonus pool space in exchange for minor league OF Marcus Wilson.— Red Sox (@RedSox) April 19, 2019
Swihart reunites with manager Torey Lovullo and GM Mike Hazen, both formerly members of the Red Sox organization, in Arizona. Hazen says Swihart will play positions other than catcher for the foreseeable future.
Mike Hazen said Blake Swihart will probably play a lot of other positions than catcher in the foreseeable future. The catching group will remain as it is.— Zach Buchanan (@ZHBuchanan) April 19, 2019
As for Wilson, he was ranked as the Dbacks' No. 20 prospect according to MLB Pipeline.
Boston had designated Swihart for assignment earlier this week and promoted Sandy Leon to take his spot on the roster.
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