Sandy Leon

The Red Sox activate catcher Blake Swihart, DFA Sandy Leon


The Red Sox designated catcher Sandy Leon for assignment today and activated catcher Blake Swihart.

John Farrell said he’s looking for more offense from his catchers, so Leon — who has hit abysmally — has been DFA’d in favor of Blake Swihart. Swihart hasn’t hit well in the majors this season but he did hit better than Leon. At Pawtucket Swihart has hit .311/.363/.351.

Before this season Swihart, considered one of the top if not the top catching prospect in the game, had only played 18 games above Double-A.