Red Sox

Hot spring by Blake Swihart ramps up trade interest from other clubs

(Scott Rovak/USA Today Sports)

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Blake Swihart is tearing up the Grapefruit League at the plate and his spring is not going unnoticed.

Swihart leads the Red Sox in a host of offensive categories including hits (10), RBI (eight), and total bases (19) and with Tuesday’s second-inning double in the Red Sox’ 9-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, his six doubles not only lead his team, but everyone else in Florida, too.

That has grabbed the attention of other teams. A major league source indicated Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is being flooded with calls from fellow executives, asking if Swihart is available in a trade.