Blake Swihart is on the board in the desert.
The former Boston Red Sox catcher made his debut for his new team Monday night, recording a pinch-hit, RBI single in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ 12-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. The exit velocity was nothing to write home about, but Swihart nevertheless is batting 1.000 with the Snakes.
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The Red Sox traded Swihart and international signing pool space last week for outfield prospect Marcus Wilson. Unable to find a consistent role in Boston, Swihart is hoping to reboot his career in the National League West.
Many contend that Swihart wasn’t put in a position to succeed in Boston, that constant position-switching prevented the 2011 first-round pick from reaching his potential as a big league catcher.
Alas, it appears Swihart will experience more of the same in Arizona.