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Boston Red Sox's Blake Swihart breaks his bat on his RBI single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston, Saturday, April 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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Boston Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart‘s agent said Tuesday he has asked the team to trade his client because of a lack of consistent playing time.

According to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston, Brodie Scoffield of The Legacy Agency said he has an issue with the way Swihart has been utilized:

“Yes. We’ve had conversations with the team, and they’re aware of how we feel. Blake’s in a really difficult position. We’ve got a switch-hitter, offensive impact player, and his bat deserves a chance to be in the lineup. 

“Blake’s not the type of player that’s going to ask or demand a trade [on his own]. He’s focused on what’s in front of him and happy having a positive impact on the team and the situation at hand. That being said, I don’t think we’re building any type of trade value, nor helping him progress as a ballplayer, nor is the team really being served by him in this role.”

Swihart is the third catcher behind Sandy Leon and Christian Vazquez, and he has seen action in the outfield and at first base.

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. 

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