Should the Jays be in on Blake Swihart?

The Boson Red Sox are in flux right now, as the defending champions are currently sitting in a tie with the Blue Jays for last in the American League East with a 6-11 record. After a humiliating loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday afternoon, the Red Sox designated catcher/outfielder Blake Swihart for assignment, opening room to recall Sandy Leon from Triple-A.

Wonder if Ben Cherington, who drafted Swihart, would think he’s worth a shot. Maybe move him to a corner outfield spot full-time and give him a run?
— BVH (@BVHJays) April 16, 2019

I generally wouldn’t do a post discussing a random player on the DFA wire, but Swihart has an interesting connection with the Blue Jays. He was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 draft by the Red Sox back when Ben Cherington was the organization’s senior vice president and assistant general manager. Cherington, of course, is now the Blue Jays’ vice-president of baseball operations.

Swihart should be allowed to sue John Farrell and Dave Dombrowski for the hash they made of his career.
— Jon Tayler, Smiling Politely (@JATayler) April 16, 2019

Swihart, now 27 years old, …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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