Christian Vazquez finds new home with Twins


Christian Vazquez has his deal.

The 32-year-old has reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with the Twins that will guarantee him $30 million. He will team with 25-year-old backstop Ryan Jeffers to form Minnesota's catching combination for 2023.

Vazquez revitalized his value in the open market with standout performances throughout the postseason, carrying a 0.90 catcher's ERA during his 33 innings catching during the Astros playoff run.

The longtime Red Sox had struggled after being dealt to Houston at the trade deadline, playing behind Martin Maldonado while only managing a .585 OPS in his 35 game with Houston.

Before switching team, Vazquez was turning in a solid season for Boston, hitting .282 with a .759 OPS. For his career, the righty hitter has hit a combined .261 with a .695 OPS, totaling a career-high 23 homers in 2019.

Vazquez, who missed 2015 due to Tommy John surgery, has evolved into a respected game-manager, as was evident in helping guide four Astros pitchers to a World Series no-hitter.

The native of Puerto Rico has won World Series titles with both the Red Sox (2018) and Astros (2022).

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