The final question of Spring Training has been answered.
We heard a few days ago that the Red Sox were “actively discussing” trades involving catcher Sandy Leon. Dave Dombrowski said at the beginning of the off-season that the team would go into the 2019 season carrying only two catchers. Most people assumed it would be Blake Swihart, not Sandy Leon due to his good relationship with the Red Sox pitching rotation. It now looks like Leon will be the catcher that will not be on the Red Sox Opening Day roster.
Source: The Red Sox have placed catcher Sandy Leon on waivers. They're still carrying three catchers, wanted to break with two.— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) March 24, 2019
It looks like the Red Sox couldn’t find a trade suitor and according to WEEI’s Evan Drellich, the team has placed Leon on waivers.
Leon will be claimed by a different team or clear the waivers in 48 hours. There’s a chance that Leon could stay with the team if he clears waivers.
I am really curious to see how Sandy’s teammates, like Chris Sale and Rick Porcello feel about this move. I think it’s safe to say he definitely will be missed by his teammates.