Boston Red Sox Looking At Reunion With Longtime Catcher

The Boston Red Sox made a couple of odd moves at the trade deadline this past season, not the least of which was trading away their 8-year veteran catcher Christian Vazquez. Now, at the Winter Meetings, they might be ready to reverse that move.

According to numerous Boston reports, the team is heavily into upgrading its catching, and is strongly considering re-signing Vazquez. They are said to have met with his representatives Tuesday, according to BoSox beat writer Chris Cotillo.

His market is hot, however, and the Red Sox have competition. We noted yesterday that no less than five teams are "in" on the backstop.

Vazquez was dealt to the Houston Astros in August, and he wound up with a World Series ring. But he wasn't a regular on the team, and he would like to return to being a No. 1 catcher. For eight seasons, he was a capable one for the Red Sox.

The 32-year-old has a lifetime mark of .261 with a .695 OPS, but his real value is behind the plate. 

Other catchers the Red Sox are looking at include Mike Zunino, Roberto Perez, Robinson Chirinos, Omar Narváez and Jorge Alfaro.

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