Alex Cora explains why Blake Swihart was sent to the DL

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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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