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D-backs acquire the catcher Blake Swihart from Red Sox

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The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired catcher Blake Swihart of the Boston Red Sox against OF Marcus Wilson, the team said on Friday.

Arizona will also receive international bonus pool money for the 2018-19-19 contract signing.

Swihart has played a plethora of positions in his five seasons in Boston.

The 27-year-old has spent time in the catcher (129 games), left field (23), right field (14), first base (11), third base (3) and second base (1).

Swihart can be used in a variety of positions to relieve D-back injuries this season 98.7 FM Sports Station in ArizonaJohn Gambadoro,

Offensively, the former 26th overall win has a career slash line of .255 / .314 / .365 with nine homers, 28 doubles and 58 RBIs.

Swihart launched his 2019 campaign with a slash line of .231 / .310 / .385 in just 26 bats through 12 games this season.

The D-Backs will send over 22-year-old Wilson, a fast-moving young outfielder who can flatten the leather but has also lacked offensive production (.209 / .296 / .319 vs. right-handed).

Wilson was drafted by Arizona in the MLB Draft 2014 to 69th overall draft.



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