Vazquez is starting at catcher and hitting second Saturday against the Rays, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

This is his first time batting higher than sixth this season, but since the typical No. 2 hitter, Dustin Pedroia, is out of the lineup, this may be a one-time thing. For what it's worth, Vazquez is hitting .395/.425/.632 with two home runs in his lat 38 at-bats, so he's the team's hottest hitter.

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