Blake Swihart Injury: Red Sox Catcher Placed On 10-Day DL With Hamstring Strain

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Boston Red Sox Catcher Blake Swihart And Relief Pitcher Ryan Brasier

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The injury bug continues to make its way through the Boston Red Sox roster.

Its latest victim is Blake Swihart, who was removed from Thursday’s damaging 15-7 win over the New York Yankees prior to the sixth inning with a tight hamstring.

Sox manager Alex Cora was hopeful the 26-year-old would be available to play Friday, noting he was just a little tight. But the skipper announced Swihart’s move to the 10-day disabled list before Friday’s matchup against the Bronx Bombers.

It’s unfortunate timing for Swihart, as he was in the midst of a hot streak, hitting in 11 straight games with a .406 average prior to Thursday’s game.

It also means Boston will need to recall a catcher from Triple-A Pawtucket, seeing as Christian Vazquez still is a few weeks away from a return while he rehabs his surgically-repaired pinky. So the team will call-up Dan Butler who’s hitting .202 with five home runs and 22 RBIs for the PawSox.

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