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Red Sox see lots of promise in young catchers

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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Blake Swihart doesn’t want to be known as the next Craig Biggio, a guy who was so athletic that they eventually moved him from catcher to outfield to second base.

While Biggio, even with the positional changes, will likely be a Hall of Famer, Swihart, listed at a generous 6-1, 175 pounds, wants to remain a catcher.

If Christian Vazquez is Boston’s next big thing behind the plate, Swihart is about a year behind him, which is why the team did its level best not to re-sign Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a long-term deal even though Salty was only 28.

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