Red Sox Rumors: Christian Vazquez's Status Unclear For Opening Day

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is still dealing with elbow soreness from an injury suffered against the New York Yankees on March 13th. However, manager John Farrell isn't terming as a "setback."

"More lingering,” Farrell told reporters recently, via “There hasn’t been a setback. As a matter of fact, his throwing has increased. But because we’re in the 11th or 12th day and not back into game situations yet, just want to answer every possible question.”

At this point, it's unclear whether or not the 24-year-old backstop will be ready to go for when Opening Day rolls around on April 6th.

“Once we get all the information, we’ll have a better read on everything,” Farrell said. “We’re limiting him right now. He’s been catching. This is the third time he’s caught under the current conditions, just to keep his legs in shape and keep him as game-ready as possible despite the graduated throwing program we’ve got him on.”

If Vazquez is ruled out for the season opener, expect Ryan Hanigan to get the call with either top prospect Blake Swihart or veteran Humberto Quintero serving as his backup.

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