Vazquez is not in the lineup for Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Astros, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Vazquez drew the start in Friday's Game 2, going 2-for-3 with a walk and run scored. Despite his productive performance, he'll head back to the bench in favor of Sandy Leon as the Red Sox look to defend their home field and take Game 3 from Brad Peacock and the Astros.
Vazquez is not in the lineup for Thursday's ALDS opener against the Astros, The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports. Sandy Leon will set up behind the plate for Game 1 while Vazquez occupies a seat on the bench. Although he's cooled off a little bit as of late, Vazquez has been hitting well this season, slashing .290/.330/.404 with five home runs and 32 RBI, and could receive a start for Friday's contest with left-hander Dallas Keuchel on the mound.
Vazquez is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth Saturday against the Astros, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports. He was scratched from Friday's lineup for an unknown reason, but is back in there Saturday, so any injury was obviously quite minor. Vazquez is hitting .295/.328/.410 with one home run in 61 at-bats this month.
Vazquez was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the Astros, Tim Britton of The Providence Journal reports. It's not clear why Vazquez was scratched Friday, but he will not start behind the plate like he was on track to do. Sandy Leon will enter the lineup in Vazquez's place.
Vazquez is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports. Vazquez will get the day off after starting three of the previous four games behind the dish for Boston, going 3-for-13 (.231) over that span. Sandy Leon will take over as the team's backstop and hit eighth in his place.
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