Sandy Leon

The Red Sox activate catcher Blake Swihart, DFA Sandy Leon

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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.