Leon will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the Orioles, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports. Leon will start for the sixth time in nine games, but that shouldn't be taken as evidence that he's usurped Christian Vazquez as the Red Sox's primary catching option. Manager John Farrell has gone with a timeshare behind the plate all season, with the distribution of starts often difficult to predict week to week. Leon is at least providing value for those in AL-only formats or deeper mixed two-catcher formats for those that have kept him active of late, driving in seven runs over his last seven starts.
Leon will start at catcher and bat eighth Wednesday against the Rays, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Evidently, the knee injury that sidelined Leon for seven consecutive games is no longer an issue, as he'll draw his third straight start Wednesday. Manager John Farrell has been inconsistent with the manner in which he's doled out playing time behind the plate all season, so Leon's run of starts shouldn't be viewed as an indication that he's overtaken Christian Vazquez as the primary catcher.
Leon went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Sunday's 6-3 win over the White Sox. Leon returned to the lineup Sunday after missing the team's last seven games. On his double, he could be seen favoring his right knee, slowing Leon down on his way to second base.
Leon (knee) will start at catcher and bat ninth Sunday against the White Sox, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports. Leon hadn't played in any of the Red Sox's previous seven contests while he continued to nurse an inflamed right knee, an injury he first picked up while scoring the game-winning run in a game against the Royals last weekend. While Leon didn't require a trip to the disabled list, his absence prompted the Red Sox to lean on Christian Vazquez heavily behind the plate. Vazquez will get a much-deserved day off Sunday with Leon healthy enough to catch again.
Manager John Farrell said Leon (knee) is lined up to make his next start Sunday against the White Sox, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. Leon has been held out recently due to a sore right knee, but it appears he'll be good to go for Sunday's series finale. He was available off the bench for Wednesday's game, so he'll likely be a substitute option in the coming days as well.
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