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Report: Red Sox have ‘unreasonable’ asking price for Blake Swihart

Blake Swihart

The Boston Red Sox will likely have no room on their roster for Blake Swihart when Dustin Pedroia returns from the disabled list, so it makes sense that they are trying to trade him. But unless they lower their asking price, a deal seems unlikely.

Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston spoke with people who are familiar with the trade discussions involving Swihart, and he was left with the impression that the Red Sox are asking for an “unreasonable” amount in return.

“Hard to find a trade partner when you’re asking for some of teams’ best prospects,” a talent evaluator from one team that has had discussions with the Red Sox told Drellich.

Swihart, a once-promising catcher prospect, has appeared in 17 games this season and is hitting just .133. While he could argue that he has not been given enough opportunities, he has just four hits in 30 at-bats.

While he is still young by MLB standards, Swihart has struggled with some of the basic fundamentals of baseball. The Red Sox are unlikely to get anything of significant value in return for him if they do find a trade partner.

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