5:19 PM ET

Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a broken pinkie finger, the club announced.

Vazquez, the team’s everyday catcher, broke the finger in Saturday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals sliding into second base.

He will have a pin inserted into the finger.

Sandy Leon will take over the team’s regular catching duties, with Blake Swihart also getting some work behind the plate.

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