Alex Cora explains why Blake Swihart was sent to the DL


During his pregame press availability Friday afternoon, Red Sox manager Alex Cora explained the decision to send catcher Blake Swihart to the 10-day disabled list, emphasizing caution as a motive.

"He’s a tough one, because he’s a catcher" Cora said of Swihart. "He can say all he wants about not running hard and all that. But to be behind the plate, obviously it’s not smart to keep him [in the lineup]. The smart thing is to take care of him and hopefully he can be back as soon as possible.

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