“I don't know [the rehab plan] yet, but I'm going to find out,” Vazquez said, per ESPN.
Although Vazquez's rehab plan has not been established, manager John Farrell hinted that it will involve studying game plans and opponents.
"We don't have the exact details worked out on that, but [in] situations like this that I've seen, you can do some things to bring along the thought pattern and how it can play out in time," Farrell said. "We don't want this nine to 12 months of time to not be constructive, so we'll put a structure and framework to it to try to do the best we can to keep his knowledge of the league and his interaction with us -- even though it's not going to be in uniform -- to continue to grow."
After undergoing Tommy John surgery,
"I think we would side toward the pitcher's time frame on this, due to the amount of throwing that he does and how important his arm is to him and his position," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "We would take him through a rehab protocol consistent to a pitcher."
Vazquez's biggest strength is believed to be his strong arm. For that reason, the team will take its time before bringing him back.
"This is a major interruption to his development at the Major League level," said Farrell. "But given the success rate to the procedure, we're fully expecting a complete recovery and for him to get back on track for a very promising career for an extremely talented catcher."
Vazquez, 24, was hitting .176 this spring prior to injuring his elbow.
Dr. James Andrews will perform the operation on Vazquez, who is without a timetable for return but will likely miss the entire 2015 season. He was placed on the 60-day disabled list Monday.
Manager John Farrell did not have any further details or updates on Vazquez's status. He visited Doctor James Andrew Wednesday and is hoping to have more details later.
To clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox placed catcher
The 26-year-old Leon has appeared in just 34 games at the major-league level. He has a .236/.324/.329/.653 slash line over eight seasons in the minors.
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|2009||R-GCL Red Sox||10||36||5||10||5||0||0||7||4||7||0||0||.366||.417||.278|
|2012||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||20||73||11||15||4||0||0||5||8||9||0||0||.280||.260||.205|
|2012||AFA-Salem Red Sox||81||293||43||78||17||0||7||41||40||70||2||2||.360||.396||.266|
|2013||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||96||342||48||99||19||1||5||48||47||44||7||5||.376||.395||.289|
|2013||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||1||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||--||0||0||.250||.000||.000|
|2014||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||66||244||35||68||17||0||3||20||21||52||0||1||.336||.385||.279|
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