Vazquez is not starting Friday against the Astros. Vazquez and Sandy Leon have alternated starts behind the plate in the last six games. Leon will take his turn Friday, catching Chris Sale.
Vazquez is not in the lineup Monday against the Blue Jays, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports. Vazquez hits the bench after starting four straight games, a stretch in which he went 8-for-16 at the plate with three extra-base hits. Sandy Leon returns from the paternity list to start behind the plate.
Vazquez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's 7-3 loss to the Astros. The 28-year-old catcher continues to rake in May. Vazquez is now hitting .457 (16-for-35) through 11 games on the month with three doubles and two homers, and his six long balls on the year is already a new career high. The hot streak has boosted his slash line on the season to a shocking .309/.358/.536.
Vazquez went 3-for-4 with two doubles and knocked in Boston's lone run in a 3-1 loss to Houston on Friday. Quietly, Vazquez has raised his season average to .311 after a nine-game run that's seen him go 16-for-28 (.571) and raised his batting average 93 points since May 2. It seems impossible that Friday's RBI is the only run he's driven in during that stretch.
Vazquez isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Rockies, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. Vazquez has registered three multi-hit performances over his last four contests, but he'll catch a breather in the series opener. Sandy Leon will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
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