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July 18, 2019 08:28 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Rehab assignment update
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart (oblique) began his rehab assignment Wednesday and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored for High-A Visalia.

It was previously reported that Swihart's rehab would begin Thursday, but manager Torey Lovullo erred when providing that update, per Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Swihart served as the designated hitter for the Rawhide. The Diamondbacks have not provided a certain number of plate appearances they would like Swihart to receive before activating him off the injured list.

July 17, 2019 08:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Rehab assignment on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Visalia, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Swihart landed on the injured list June 1 and could get a week's worth of plate appearances before Arizona considers activating him.

June 1, 2019 06:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a strained right oblique.

It didn't seem like things could get much worse for Swihart after his opening month, but they did; he hit .154/.200/.327 with 22 strikeouts in May (52 at-bats) and is now out indefinitely with this oblique strain. It's uncertain if Swihart will have a roster spot waiting for him once he's healthy. Kevin Cron was recalled in a corresponding move.

May 27, 2019 06:56 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Back in starting lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart started in left field and went 0-for-4 in Sunday's 6-2 win over San Francisco.

Swihart filled in for the injured David Peralta (shoulder) against right-hander Shaun Anderson after Tim Locastro manned left field against two lefties in the first two games of the series. It looks like a platoon situation may be forming while Peralta is on the injured list, with Swihart against right-handers and Locastro against lefties.

May 25, 2019 09:44 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Comes off bench Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart entered Friday's game off the bench and went 0-for-2 with a run scored in an 18-2 win over the Giants.

Swihart had been the regular fill-in for David Peralta, who was dealing with a shoulder injury over the past week. After the Diamondbacks placed Peralta on the injured list Friday, they called up outfielder Tim Locastro, who replaced Peralta in left field Friday against left-hander Drew Pomeranz. The decision to start Locastro instead of the switch-hitting Swihart was likely borne out of Swihart's career .499 OPS against southpaws.

May 23, 2019 02:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Fills in for Peralta again
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart entered Tuesday's game after David Peralta was removed with a shoulder injury.

This is the third time in the last week that Swihart has entered a game after Peralta was removed or scratched from the lineup due to the shoulder. If the Diamondbacks give Peralta the day off Wednesday, Swihart is in line for a start. Since being acquired by Arizona, Swihart is 6-for-43 (.140) with three home runs and eight RBI over 22 games.

May 19, 2019 11:24 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Filling in for Peralta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart was a late addition to Saturday's lineup and went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in an 8-5 loss to the Giants.

Swihart filled in for David Peralta, who aggravated a shoulder injury during Friday night's game. Manager Torey Lovullo said Peralta is day-to-day and hopes to have him available Sunday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Swihart will be the primary fill-in until Peralta is ready for game action.

May 18, 2019 08:08 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Late lineup addition
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart will start in left field and bat seventh Saturday against the Giants.

Swihart was originally absent from the lineup, but grabs the start in the outfield with David Peralta (shoulder) a late scratch. Swihart is slashing .182/.250/.455 with three home runs and 16 strikeouts in 33 at-bats since joining the Diamondbacks.

May 16, 2019 02:32 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Enters for Peralta, homers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart replaced an injured David Peralta (shoulder) in left field and went 1-for-2 with a two-run, inside-the-park home run in Wednesday's 11-1 win over the Pirates.

Swihart entered the game in the sixth inning after Peralta sustained an injury to his trapezius muscle. The Diamondbacks are off Thursday, but if the injury lingers, it would open up playing time for rarely-used Swihart.

May 12, 2019 06:48 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Knocks in two
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart started in right field and went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Braves.

The switch-hitting Swihart got the start in right field in place of Adam Jones against right-hander Kevin Gausman. Finding spots for Swihart has been difficult for manager Torey Lovullo. Saturday's start was just his fifth in 18 games since Boston traded him to Arizona.

May 6, 2019 07:16 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Hits first HR for new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart started in right field and went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and scored another run in Sunday's 8-7 loss to the Rockies.

Swihart, who made his first start since April 25, popped his first long ball in an Arizona uniform. He's just 3-for-17 since joining the Diamondbacks and doesn't have a full-time gig. As such, at-bats come in drips whenever the team needs a pinch hitter, and he's not getting nearly enough swings to develop a hitting groove.

April 27, 2019 01:36 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Fills in as right fielder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart started in right field for Adam Jones (hand) and went 0-for-4 with an RBI in a 5-0 win over the Pirates on Thursday.

Swihart has started both games since Jones went down with his hand injury, going 0-for-9 in the process. The injury is not considered a serious one, so Swihart could be back on the bench at some point during the weekend series against the Cubs.

April 25, 2019 07:00 AM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Makes first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart started in right field and went 0-for-5 in Wednesday's 11-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Swihart made his first start in an Arizona uniform, starting in place of the injured Adam Jones (hand). The plan calls for Swihart to fill in at multiple positions but not catcher at this time. For Boston, he's had a similar utility role, in which he didn't play daily, and it did not help his offensive production.

April 23, 2019 01:56 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Makes debut with new team
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart had a pinch-hit single, knocked in a run and scored a run in Monday's 12-4 win over the Pirates.

Swihart made his debut for the Diamondbacks, who acquired him from the Red Sox last week. With three catchers already on the roster that know the staff, manager Torey Lovullo does not plan to have Swihart do any catching immediately. Instead, the manager will find pinch-hit opportunities for the versatile Swihart and use him as a starter at the corners in the infield and outfield.

April 22, 2019 04:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Joining team Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart is scheduled to join the Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh on Monday for the start of their four-game series with the Pirates, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

The Diamondbacks acquired Swihart from the Red Sox back on Friday, but the 27-year-old was given the weekend off to get his affairs in order back in Boston before joining the new organization. Swihart's arrival gives Arizona four players on the active roster with MLB catching experience, but manager Torey Lovullo suggested Swihart won't be used behind the plate during his time with the Diamondbacks. Instead, the athletic switch hitter will fill a utility role, with his ability to play multiple infield and outfield spots likely affording him at least a couple starts per week.

April 20, 2019 04:28 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Will have utility role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart will not be used as a catcher immediately by the Diamondbacks, who acquired him via trade with Boston on Friday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Arizona general manager Mike Hazen, who is familiar with Swihart from their days in the Red Sox organization, said the team is happy with its current roster of catchers. Swihart, Hazen said, will move around the diamond, playing both corner infield and outfield spots, but could eventually get at-bats as a catcher. Like the Red Sox, the Diamondbacks are intrigued by Swihart's offensive potential. Swihart's best stretch with the Red Sox came in 2015, when Arizona manager Torey Lovullo was serving as Boston's interim manager, and he batted .315/.377/.486 in 111 at-bats.

April 20, 2019 01:44 PM
Diamondbacks' Blake Swihart: Dealt to Arizona
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart was traded from the Red Sox to the Diamondbacks in exchange for Marcus Wilson on Friday.

The Red Sox were confident that they could get a trade done after designating Swihart for assignment, and Arizona evidently offered up the most enticing deal. Swihart figures to take on a utility role with the Diamondbacks, considering he's seen action at a number of different positions around the diamond.

April 16, 2019 12:56 PM
Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Evan Drellich of WEEI Boston reports.

It's a surprising move, as Swihart's .231/.310/.385 line in 12 games wasn't particularly poor for a part-time catcher who's also capable of playing multiple spots in the field. A corresponding move has yet to be announced, but this likely means the Red Sox will promote Sandy Leon, a catcher who was designated for assignment himself in late March. Leon's bat was very poor last season, but the Red Sox may want him around due to relationships with the team's struggling pitching staff, particularly Chris Sale. Swihart is unlikely to pass through waivers unclaimed, so the Red Sox will look to get something in return for him via trade.

April 15, 2019 09:28 AM
Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Working behind the plate Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Updating a previous report, Swihart will start at catcher rather than left field in Monday's game against the Orioles, according to Chris Cotillo of He'll remain the No. 8 hitter.

With Andrew Benintendi (foot) and Jackie Bradley (illness) both on the bench, Swihart looked poised to draw his first start of the season in the outfield, but the Red Sox made a late change and will instead go with Steve Pearce in a corner spot. Swihart thus moves to more familiar territory behind the dish while top backstop Christian Vazquez surprisingly draws a start at second base.

April 15, 2019 08:48 AM
Red Sox's Blake Swihart: Gets first outfield start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Swihart will start in left field and bat eighth Monday against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of reports.

All five of Swihart's previous starts this season have come behind the plate, but he'll be needed in the outfield for the Patriots' Day game with both Andrew Benintendi (foot) and Jackie Bradley (illness) sitting out. Swihart replaced Benintendi following the latter's departure in the top of the fourth inning of Sunday's 4-0 win, finishing the day with no hits in his two at-bats.

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vs LHP1200 .143 .000 .000
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Batting Stats
2015BOS842884779531187742 .319 .392 .274
2016BOS196291605111701 .365 .355 .258
2017BOS6511002300 .429 .200 .200
2018BOS821922844318155761 .285 .328 .229
2019BOS-ARI4290131541363400 .227 .311 .167
Total 23363798155126752188104 .302 .356 .243
Fielding Stats
2015BOSC83786125703934 .995
2018BOS1B1054944414 .980
2019BOSC866055230 .950
Total  194147103696564711 .993
More Batting Stats
Total 284227122014
Postseason Batting Stats
2018BOS3300000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 3300000100 .000 .000 .000
Minor League Batting Stats
2011R-Gcl Red Sox26000000--200 .000 .000 .000
2011AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats11000000--100 .000 .000 .000
2012AA-Mississippi Braves2100000011--001.000 --- ---
2012AAA-Gwinnett Braves50000000----00 --- --- ---
2012AFX-Greenville Drive923444490174753266862 .307 .395 .262
2013AA-Mississippi Braves182000000--200 .000 .000 .000
2013AAA-Gwinnett Braves60000000----00 --- --- ---
2013AFA-Salem Red Sox10337645112297242416378 .366 .428 .298
2014AA-Portland Sea Dogs92347471042331255296571 .353 .487 .300
2014AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox1869618311921510 .282 .377 .261
2015AA-Portland Sea Dogs27131000--200 .429 .571 .429
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox20747233001161411 .363 .351 .311
2016AAA-Pawtucket2910313254018171721 .344 .311 .243
2017R-GCL Red Sox9306520028820 .342 .233 .167
2017AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox53195223761423135410 .246 .292 .190
Total 47115541914178816272041433112713 .327 .398 .268

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Boston Red Sox

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