PawSox Catcher Unleashes Throw Directly Into Batter’s Stomach (Video)

Maybe the Boston Red Sox should have called up Humberto Quintero to fill their catching void.

Sure, Blake Swihart might do just fine in his new duds. But Quintero, a 35-year-old veteran, clearly takes no prisoners when it comes to gunning down baserunners.

Quintero, who signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox over the offseason to provide organizational depth, instead provided this gem Friday while playing for Triple-A Pawtucket.

The PawSox backstop absolutely unloaded a throw into the stomach of Luke Maile as the Durham Bulls catcher stood in the batter’s box on a stolen-base attempt. One can debate whether it was intentional, but one can’t debate whether it was painful.

Maile’s reaction definitely answers the latter question.

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