Arauz went 3-for-4 with a walk, a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Braves.
The 22-year-old waited until the final plate appearance of his debut season to hit his first career homer. He ends the campaign with a .250/.325/.319 slash line in 80 plate appearances. A Rule 5 pick last December, Arauz figures to head back to the minors next season to continue his development now that the Red Sox have secured his services long term.
Arauz drew the start at second base and went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's 8-3 win over Baltimore.
Arauz made his second straight start and has appeared in three consecutive games. Christian Arroyo is dealing with a back injury, so this an opportunity for the 22-year-old to see regular at-bats. After a promising start this season, Arauz has been overmatched during the current month, going 3-for-20 with 10 strikeouts since the start of September.
Arauz will fill in at shortstop in Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Arauz fills in for the resting Xander Bogaerts on Sunday. He entered Saturday's game for second baseman Christian Arroyo, who left with back spasms and is not starting Sunday. If there's a need at second base for a few days, Arauz and Tzu-Wei Lin will share the job.
Arauz remains out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Arauz has started only once in 10 games for Boston, with the arrival of Christian Arroyo having seemingly made the Rule 5 pickup an afterthought for manager Ron Roenicke. To be fair, Arauz hasn't really provided the skipper with a compelling reason to play him. Over his 59 plate appearances this season, Arauz has slashed .222/.288/.259.
Arauz went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Monday's loss to the Yankees.
Arauz doubled home a run in the top of the ninth inning to make it a three-run game, but the Red Sox were unable to creep any closer. Following Monday's performance, the 22-year-old is hitting .303 with two doubles and five RBI over 11 contests.
Arauz has worked his way into the rotation at second base, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Arauz started at second base Friday with Jose Peraza (knee) recovering, but manager Ron Roenicke suggested Arauz may have played even without Peraza's injury. "That's why he's out there. Just because he's played so well recently," Roenicke said. After an 0-for-9 start to the season, Arauz has hit safely in five straight games, going 9-for-17 with a double and four RBI.
Arauz will start at second base and bat seventh Thursday against the Rays.
After rapping out five hits in the first two games of the series with Tampa Bay while starting at third base in place of a banged-up Rafael Devers, Arauz shifted back to a reserve role Wednesday. Arauz still produced off the bench with an RBI single and a run scored in the 9-5 loss, and he'll now get the opportunity to pick up a start in the middle infield in the series finale while Xander Bogaerts (lower body) gets a day off to tend to a minor injury.
Arauz started at second base and went 0-for-3 in Thursday's 4-2 win over the Mets.
Arauz, a Rule 5 draft pick, was making his first start of the season. The Red Sox are maintaining him on the roster while they can carry 30 men, but the challenge will be keeping him around when rosters are reduced to 28 and then 26.
Arauz made the Red Sox's Opening Day roster, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
The Red Sox opted to keep Arauz, a Rule 5 selection in the offseason, instead of more established infielders and prospects the organization has cultivated. The Red Sox must maintain Arauz on the active roster (barring injury) for the entire season or offer him back to the Astros. It's easy enough to carry Arauz the first two weeks, when rosters are expanded to 30 players. The team will be challenged to keep him when rosters are trimmed to 28 on Aug. 6, then down to 26 on Aug. 20.
The Red Sox may have the roster flexibility to carry Arauz, a Rule 5 draft pick, if MLB expands rosters from 26 to 29 players for the first month of an abbreviated season, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
As a Rule 5 pick, Arauz must remain on Boston's active roster all season (barring an IL stint) or be offered back to the Astros. Under normal circumstances, it's unclear that Arauz would claim one of the 26 spots to start the regular season. But a shortened season -- where teams can carry 29 players for the first month and expanded 28-man rosters for the final month -- makes it easier for the Red Sox to keep the 21-year-old Arauz. His glove is major-league ready, but Arauz still needs to develop as a hitter.
Arauz batted .214 (6-for-28) with two walks, a double, a home run, five RBI, and one run scored over 14 Grapefruit League appearances.
It's hard to peg Arauz's status as the Red Sox and the rest of MLB disbanded training camp. He was essentially in competition for a utility infield spot with Tzu-Wei Lin. Out of three roster projections -- MassLive.com, WEEI.com, NESN -- Arauz is expected to earn a roster spot in one of them: MassLive.com. That's largely based on him being selected in the Rule 5 draft during the offseason, so he can't be stashed in the minors without first being offered back to the Astros. As spring training wore on, Arauz looked overmatched when the Red Sox saw more major-league pitching. He could land as the 26th man, but that depends on whether interim manager Ron Roenicke opts to keep a third catcher or an extra reliever. With the Red Sox short on proven starters, there may be a need for additional help in the bullpen.
Arauz started at second base and went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run in Thursday's game against the Phillies.
Arauz, who was selected in the Rule 5 draft this winter, is looking for one of the final two bench spots. He's a switch hitter that can play second, third and short, putting him in competition with Tzu -Wei Lin and Marco Hernandez. There's a chance two of those three players will make the team.
The Red Sox selected Arauz with the 10th pick of the Rule 5 draft.
Of all the prospects taken in the Rule 5 draft, Arauz has been on the prospect radar the longest. A 21-year-old infielder who saw time at shortstop, second base and third base last year in the Astros' organization, Arauz held his own in a repeat trip to High-A (107 wRC+), but he was less successful after getting the bump to Double-A (.241/.311/.389, 97 wRC+). His defensive versatility likely appealed to the Red Sox, but he will have to impress in spring training or he will probably be offered back to Houston.
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|09/27||@ ATL||W 9-1||4||1||3||1||3||1||0|
|09/25||@ ATL||L 7-8||4||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|09/24||vs BAL||L 1-13||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/22||vs BAL||W 8-3||3||1||2||0||0||1||0|
|09/20||vs NYY||W 10-2||4||0||1||0||1||0||0|
|09/19||vs NYY||L 0-8||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|09/11||@ TB||L 1-11||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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|2018||AFX-Quad Cities River Ba||54||204||31||61||11||6||4||29||30||38||7||6||.299||.392||.471|
|2018||AFA-Buies Creek Astros||71||233||25||39||10||3||4||18||16||36||1||2||.167||.223||.288|
|2019||AAX-Corpus Christi Hooks||28||108||12||26||3||2||3||13||10||19||1||1||.241||.311||.389|