Christian Vazquez Heartbreaking Response to Astros Trade (Video)

The Red Sox traded Christian Vazquez to the Astros during batting practice and he looked heartbroken at the news.

The MLB trade deadline can bring the ultimate excitement for teams acquiring new stars and players looking for a fresh start. At the same time, it can be tough for players who get sent here and there on a whim.

Red Sox Catcher Christian Vazquez was the picture of the post-Boston trade deadline shock a deal to send him to the Astros. It happened while Vazquez and his teammates were doing batting practice ahead of Monday’s game between the two in Houston.

When reporters got a chance to ask the catcher about the trade, he looked dazed and heartbroken.

Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez had a heartbreaking reaction to the Astros trade

“It’s a deal,” was all Vazquez could say before being dragged away from the media by a Red Sox representative.

Vazquez has been with the Red Sox organization throughout his career. They drafted him in 2008 and he worked his way up to their minor league affiliates until he made his MLB debut in 2014 at the age of 23 to start over with a new team.

The catcher is batting .282/.327.432 with a .759 OPS this season. He has eight homers and 42 RBI. His WAR of 1.8 is the second best of his career.

As of the reporting date, the Red Sox are in an interesting position both as a seller and as a buyer. At the same time they were shipping Vazquez, they were picking up Tommy Pham from the Reds.

In the case of Vazquez, the fact that he was headed towards the free hand at the end of the season created an urgency to get something in return for him now. Christian Vazquez Heartbreaking Response to Astros Trade (Video)

John Verrall

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