Alex Cora Explains Reason For Starting Christian Vazquez At Second Base

Christian Vazquez — as in, Christian Vazquez the catcher — started at second base Monday morning for the Boston Red Sox.

This is not a drill.

With Brock Holt still on the injured list, Dustin Pedroia still unable to handle a heavy workload and Eduardo Nunez dealing with something, Vazquez made his debut at second when the Red Sox closed out their four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. But while Boston fans might have been skeptical about Vazquez’s ability to handle the position, Red Sox manager had full confidence in the 28-year-old, who played first base in the World Series.

To hear from Cora, watch the “Red Sox First Pitch” video above, sponsored by Men’s Wearhouse.

Thumbnail photo via Evan Habeeb/USA TODAY Sports Images

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