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August 4, 2014 at 4:26 PM

Report: Swihart promoted to Pawtucket

The fallout from the Red Sox feverish trade activity last week continued Monday as catcher Blake Swihart was promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket, according to Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times.

Swihart, 22, has spent all of the 2014 season in Double-A Portland where he produced a line of .300/.353/.487 in 347 at-bats across 92 games. He's belted 12 home runs and collected 55 RBI on the season. The switch-hitting catcher has steadily climbed through the organization since being drafted of Cleveland High School in New Mexico. The 6-foot-1 Swihart is the #2 ranked prospect on SoxProspects.com and was named to the Eastern League All-Star team this year. 

On Monday night he will catch left-hander Henry Owens, who will also make his Triple-A debut after spending the entire 2014 season in Portland, according to Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal.

Swihart takes the roster spot of catcher Dan Butler, who was recently called up to Boston after spending much of the past five seasons in Pawtucket. Butler was promoted after Boston veteran David Ross went on the disabled list. 

Photo Credit: Blake Swihart by Kelly O'Connor.