Mon, Aug 1, 2022 at 8:45pm


The Houston Astros acquired catcher Christian Vazquez from the Boston Red Sox for infielder Enmanuel Valdez and outfielder Wilyer Abreu.

What does it give the Houston Astros
The Astros continue to make moves to upgrade the roster, with Vazquez coming in as a clear upgrade behind the plate for Houston. Martin Maldonado and Jason Castro will now ride the bench.

What does it give the Boston Red Sox
Of the two prospects acquired by Boston here, Valdez is probably the one with the most potential. He is more of a utility man because of a lack of a true position, but his bat is interesting.

Fantasy impact
Vazquez is a decent fantasy catcher, and his stock should improve with Houston. He is worth picking up if available. Neither Valdez nor Abreu have to be picked up immediately but keep an eye on their progress down the stretch.

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