Chavis went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs, five RBI, three runs and one walk in Sunday's win against the Red Sox.
Chavis set the tone for the Red Sox on Sunday with home runs off promising right-hander Deivi Garcia in the second and third innings. Although Boston put up 10 runs in the win, Chavis was the only player on the team with multiple RBI. The 25-year-old went 0-for-13 with five strikeouts over his past three games, but he came through with his best performance of the 2020 season Sunday.
Chavis is out of the lineup Thursday against the Marlins, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Chavis will head to the bench for the second time in the past three games after going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Wednesday. Yairo Munoz receives the start in left field, batting seventh, in Thursday's series finale.
Chavis is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Chavis started the previous three games and went 3-for-10 with one homer and a stolen base. Yairo Munoz receives the start in left field for the series opener in Miami.
Chavis went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a stolen base in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.
The third-inning blast was his third homer of the year, while the steal was also his third of the season -- in fact, Boston ran wild on the basepaths in this one, going 6-for-6 on SB attempts against the battery of Tyler Glasnow and Michael Perez. Through 31 games, Chavis is slashing .229/.274/.371 as he continues to fill a utility role for the Red Sox, splitting time between first base, second base and now left field.
Chavis will see more time in left field, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Chavis played his first game in left field Tuesday, and it went without incident. Between left field and second base, where there will be plenty of opportunities after Boston sent Jose Peraza to the alternate camp, Chavis could get daily appearances. That wasn't the case earlier in the season when Peraza received a greater share of the starts at second.
Chavis is not in Thursday's lineup against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Chavis' playing-time situation becomes a little murky, as Yairo Munoz is back from a minor hip injury and Christian Arroyo appears to have taken over as the primary second baseman. As one of the team's prominent young position players, it seems likely he will still be in the lineup somewhat regularly going forward, perhaps moving around between left field, second base and first base. Chavis is hitting .222/.256/.250 with zero home runs and one steal over his last 10 games.
Chavis is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Chavis started in left field for the matinee, going 0-for-4 with one strikeout. Jose Peraza will start in left field for the nightcap, with Jonathan Arauz starting at the keystone.
Chavis is getting his first big-league start in left field while hitting seventh in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Phillies, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
With Andrew Benintendi (ribs) done for the season and the Red Sox lacking notable outfield depth, getting Chavis some starts in left field will allow them to get a look at other young players like Christian Arroyo, who is staring at second base in Game 1. Chavis is hitting .389 with zero home runs and one steal in 18 at-bats during a modest five-game hitting streak.
Chavis will serve as Boston's designated hitter and will bat sixth Wednesday against the Braves, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Chavis looked like he might have been in line to see his playing time tail off after Boston called up first-base prospect Bobby Dalbec on Sunday, but Monday's trade that sent Kevin Pillar to the Rockies seems to have benefited Chavis. J.D. Martinez (hand) will return from a two-game absence to start in left field, which could become his permanent more permanent home, given that the Red Sox lack any other established, healthy outfielders beyond Alex Verdugo and Jackie Bradley. If that's the case, Boston could rotate first base and the DH spot between Chavis and Dalbec, allowing both young bats to stick in the everyday lineup.
With Ian Browne of MLB.com reporting Bobby Dalbec likely to get a majority of at-bats at first base, Chavis' playing time could take a hit.
Dalbec, who was called up over the weekend after Boston traded Mitch Moreland to San Diego, started at first base and went 2-for-4 with a home run in his debut. Chavis had been a regular against left-handers, against whom Moreland would sit, but the Red Sox will want to get a good look at Dalbec. The team envisions a future infield with Dalbec and Rafael Devers at the corners. Chavis could see time at second base, where Jose Peraza has been the primary starter. Neither Chavis (.675 OPS) nor Peraza (.631) has distinguished himself at the plate.
Chavis went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's 8-5 win over Baltimore.
Chavis' two-run single in the sixth inning seemed innocuous enough at the time as it extended Boston's lead to 8-0, but it turned out to be a cushion after the Orioles scored five times in the seventh and eight innings. The single also snapped Chavis' 0-for-11 skid that included eight strikeouts. He's batting .246 with a double, two triples and two home runs with seven RBI and a whopping 40.0 K% (24 strikeouts in 57 at-bats).
Chavis went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts and had a throwing error in Tuesday's 13-6 loss to Philadelphia.
Chavis got the start at second base against a right-hander, which is an unusual occurrence in 2020. Typically, manager Ron Roenicke uses Jose Peraza or Jonathan Arauz against righties. Chavis has now fanned 24 times in 53 at-bats (42.9 K%).
Chavis is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Chavis went 4-for-13 with a double and a triple while starting in each of the past three games, but the Rays rolled out left-handed starting pitchers in two of those contests. With a right-hander (Tyler Glasnow) on the bump for Tampa Bay in the series finale, Chavis will return to the bench as Mitch Moreland checks back in at first base. Chavis still looks like a short-side platoon player for Boston, limiting his fantasy appeal mainly to AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.
Chavis went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs scored Wednesday against the Rays.
Chavis took Ryan Yarbrough deep in the sixth inning to stake the Red Sox to a 5-0 lead. It was his second long ball of the season. Chavis has struggled at the dish early on, as he's reached base in just seven of 26 plate appearances while striking out 39 percent of the time.
Chavis went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Yankees.
Chavis started at first base in place of Mitch Moreland against a left-hander, the fifth southpaw the Red Sox have faced in eight games. After going hitless in the first three starts, Chavis is 3-for-7 in his last two appearances.
Chavis started at first base and went 0-for-3 in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Orioles.
Chavis got the nod at first base for the second time in three games due to the O's starting left-handers; Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke is sitting Mitch Moreland against southpaws. Against right-handers, Chavis and Jose Peraza are expected to share second base, although it was Peraza who started Saturday against a righty.
Chavis is being considered as one of the candidates to become the long-term replacement at second base, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox are not counting on Dustin Pedroia (knee) coming back in 2020, and even if he eventually returns, his contract expires in 2021. So, the organization must plan for the long term. Chavis started 31 games at second base in 2019 and is expected to share that role with Jose Peraza in 2020 as well as first base with Mitch Moreland when the season resumes. To be an everyday player, however, Chavis may need to cut down on his 33.2 strikeout percentage in 2019, third among players with at least 380 plate appearances. He needs to better handle fastballs high in the zone, while we'll also note he had a reverse-split against left-handers (.226 in 2019). The 24-year-old infielder worked on his swing during the offseason, explaining that he tried to remove the "slack" in it. Other long-term second base options include Jeter Downs, C.J. Chatham and Cameron Cannon.
Chavis started at second base and went 2-for-2 with a walk and a solo home run in Wednesday's spring game against the Pirates.
Chavis has appeared in three Grapefruit League games, playing both first and second base while going 2-for-7. If healthy, Chavis should find himself in the lineup daily. He showed power in 2019, going deep 18 times in 382 plate appearances, but there were also challenges. He batted just .221 with a .649 OPS over the second half.
Chavis (oblique) is in the lineup for Saturday's spring opener, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Chavis ended last season battling an oblique injury and did not play winter ball as a result. However, he has put the injury behind him and will take the field in Boston's first exhibition game. Chavis will man first base and hit cleanup in Saturday's batting order.
Chavis (oblique) will split time between first and second base this season, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke clarified Chavis' role for the upcoming season. "When he's swinging the bat well, he's going to get more playing time whether it's at first or second," Roenicke said. "But he's going to be out there. When he's performing the way he can, like when he first came up last year and was so hot, you want him in the lineup." Chavis did not hit well against lefties in 2019 (.226 batting average) and needs to lay off high fastballs. Roenicke acknowledged Chavis' need to lay off high heat but believes his performance against lefties was the product of a limited sample size.
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|2017||AA-Portland Sea Dogs||67||248||39||62||18||0||14||39||20||56||1||0||.250||.310||.492|
|2017||AFA-Salem Red Sox||59||223||50||71||17||2||17||55||19||57||1||0||.318||.388||.641|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||8||33||8||9||3||0||2||7||1||12||0||0||.273||.294||.545|
|2018||AAX-Portland Sea Dogs||33||122||23||37||7||0||6||17||13||35||3||1||.303||.389||.508|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||21||70||11||18||4||0||7||11||8||21||0||0||.257||.329||.614|