Christian Vazquez is actually making solid plays in second base debut


Christian Vazquez has played a total of four innings in the field in his MLB career and had zero balls hit to him.

So, when the Boston Red Sox announced their catcher was starting at second base Monday, you just knew he was going to see some action.

We didn't have to wait long.

With one out in the first inning of Monday's Patriots' Day matchup against the Baltimore Orioles, Vazquez passed his first fielding test, gobbling up a sharp Dwight Smith ground ball and throwing to second base to initiate an inning-ending double play.

Not too shabby for a guy who hasn't played second base since 2010 with the Class-A Greenville Drive.

Vazquez actually one-upped himself in the second inning, making an athletic play on a throw from center fielder Mookie Betts to tag out Renato Nunez at second base.

The 28-year-old catcher was moonlighting at catcher to give Dustin Pedroia a spell, but if he keeps making plays like this, maybe this won't be the last time we see him in the field.

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