Vazquez will sit for Game 1 of the World Series against the Dodgers on Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Sandy Leon will get the start, catching Chris Sale. Leon is 0-for-7 thus far in the postseason, while Vazquez has gone 5-for-22, good for a .227 average.
Vazquez is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against Houston on Saturday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. Vazquez sat for the first two games of the ALDS but started the last two games. Sandy Leon starts behind the plate and bats ninth Saturday, catching Chris Sale.
Vazquez remains out of the lineup for the second game of the ALDS against the Yankees on Saturday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. Vazquez's 42 wRC+ is nowhere close to good, though it's better than the 33 wRC+ posted by Sandy Leon. Leon has nevertheless gotten the start in each of the first two playoff games and could remain the preferred option going forward.
Vazquez is not in the starting lineup in Game 1 of the ALDS versus New York on Friday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. Sandy Leon will handle the catching duties for the first game of the series while Vazquez gets the night off. Look for Vazquez to set up behind the plate in Game 2 with David Price on the mound.
Vazquez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. Vazquez takes a seat for the second time in the series after going 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a stolen base Saturday. Sandy Leon gets the call behind the plate and will bat eighth for the Red Sox in the regular-season finale