Vazquez is batting .167/.286/.278 over 10 Grapefruit League games.
Vazquez exploded for 23 home runs and a career-best .797 OPS in 2019, but the underlying advanced metrics don't indicate much difference than 2018, when he had three homers and a .540 OPS. There's reason to believe Vazquez will regress in 2020, but he's locked down the starting catcher job based on his defensive reputation. If the bat eventually becomes unplayable, the winner of the Kevin Plawecki/Jonathan Lucroy battle to be Vazquez's backup could get an increase in playing time.
Vazquez (hamstring) is starting behind the plate and batting sixth Sunday against the Orioles, jJen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Vazquez exited Wednesday's contest with left hamstring tightness and didn't start the last three games, but he'll rejoin the starting nine for the season finale. The 29-year-old has enjoyed a quality season with a .274/.319/.477 slash line with 23 homers and 71 RBI in 137 games.
Vazquez (hamstring) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Orioles.
He went 0-for-1 in a pinch-hit appearance Friday, and is presumably still available in that capacity. It is unclear if he will be able to return to the lineup for the final game of the season Sunday. Sandy Leon is starting at catcher and hitting ninth.
Vazquez (hamstring) will sit Friday against Baltimore.
Vazquez left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness and did not appear in Thursday's contest. It remains to be seen whether he'll make another appearance before the end of the year. Juan Centeno will start behind the plate Friday.
Vazquez (hamstring) is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rangers.
While he left Wednesday's game with hamstring tightness, Vazquez would have sat this game even if he were healthy, with it being a day game after a night game. It's unclear if he will be able to return this weekend against the Orioles.
Vazquez made a precautionary exit from Wednesday's game at Texas with left hamstring tightness, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Vazquez hit a two-run homer during the top of the third inning but did not retake the field for the bottom of the frame. The 29-year-old wasn't expected to start Thursday's contest regardless, but he could return for the final series of the season versus the Orioles this weekend.
Vazquez is not in the lineup Monday against the Rays, Steve Hewitt of the Boston Herald reports.
Vazquez had started eight straight games, going 10-for-27 (.370) with three home runs and a 7:5 BB:K across that span. Sandy Leon is starting at catcher and hitting ninth against lefty Blake Snell in this one.
Vazquez went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and five RBI in a 6-3 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.
The two long balls ended a drought of 13 straight games without a homer for Vazquez. It was also his first multi-homer game of the season. Vazquez is batting .273 with 21 home runs, 65 RBI, 59 runs and three steals in 451 at-bats this season.
Vazquez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Vazquez will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale in Toronto after starting the past three games and going 2-for-10 with a pair of strikeouts and a stolen base. In his place, Juan Centeno is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth against righty Clay Buchholz.
Vazquez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Vazquez will head to the bench after starting the last 19 games -- three of which came at first base -- and posting a .577 OPS in that stretch. Sandy Leon will take over behind the plate and bat eighth Sunday for the Red Sox.
Vazquez went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in a victory over Colorado on Tuesday.
Vazquez went deep in the fourth inning to notch his 19th home run. The 29-year-old has shown no signs of wearing down despite setting a career high in games played this season, hitting .291 with three long balls, eight doubles and 10 RBI in August. He has started Boston's last 10 games.
Vazquez went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Phillies.
Vazquez continues to outperform his career norms and is batting .309 (17-for-55) during the month of August. It appears the 28-year-old catcher, who entered the season as a .246 career hitter, has taken an evolutionary leap on offense. He's batting .280 while posting career highs in doubles (20), home runs (18), RBI (53) and OPS (.799).
Vazquez isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Indians.
Vazquez will take a seat after going 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Monday's series opener. Sandy Leon is set to handle the catching duties and will bat eighth in Vazquez's absence.
Vazquez went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run Sunday against the Angels.
Vazquez left the yard in the fourth inning, tying the game at 3-3 with a two-run blast. The 28-year-old backstop is slashing .281/.320/.489 with 18 homers and 52 RBI over 101 games this season.
Vazquez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Angels, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Vazquez has started the past four games and has gone 6-for-15 with a home run and two doubles. He'll give way to Sandy Leon behind the dish for Thursday's series opener with lefty Dillon Peters starting for the opposition.
Vazquez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.
Vazquez launched a 413-foot homer to left field in the fifth inning to account for Boston's first run of the game. The 28-year-old entered the season with only 10 long balls in 922 career at-bats but has broken out to rank fourth among American League catchers with 17 homers in 330 at-bats this season.
Vazquez is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
He returned from a bruised knee Friday, going 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Sandy Leon will start at catcher and bat ninth.
Vazquez (knee) is starting at catcher and batting eighth Friday versus the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Vazquez was held out of Thursday's starting nine due to a bruised knee, but he's good to go after a day of rest. The 28-year-old has a .508 OPS in his last 17 games and will look to break out of the funk against New York.
Vazquez is not in the lineup Thursday due to a bruised knee, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Vazquez apparently took a pitch off his knee Wednesday and will miss at least one game as a result. Sandy Leon is starting behind the dish and hitting ninth in his place.
Vazquez is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Vazquez will head to the bench for Thursday's series finale after starting the previous two games behind the dish and going 1-for-9 with a double and three strikeouts. In his place, Sandy Leon is starting at catcher and hitting ninth.
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