After adding Mancini, Houston Astros make another trade
The Houston Astros are trading for Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez, per Jeff Passan.
The Houston Astros are finalizing a deal to acquire catcher Christian Vázquez from the Boston Red Sox, sources tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 1, 2022
The Red Sox are playing in Houston tonight, so Vázquez presumably will just walk around the stadium to join his new teammates. And the Sox's sale begins.
The Astros were rumored to be interested in upgrading at catcher, and James Click made the move on Monday.
Vazquez is hitting .282 with 42RBI and 8 home runs on the season. No update on the compensation.
29 catchers have 200 PA’s, of those 29, Vázquez is 2nd in average, 6th in obp, 9th in slg, 7th in wOBA.
The Astros just acquired one of the best offensive catchers in the game. Have a day James Click. https://t.co/mwjHBBPtcc
— Jeremy Branham (@JeremyBranham) August 1, 2022