Boston Red Sox: Michael Chavis Smashes Two-Run Home Run, Learning to be ‘Comfortable Being Uncomfortable’

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Michael Chavis returned to the big leagues on Saturday night and he did not disappoint.  In the top of the second inning Chavis smacked a two-run home run giving the Red Sox a 4-1 lead at the time.  Boston would go on to beat the Orioles in Baltimore 11-6. 

Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe

Chavis began his season with Worcester, but was listed on the taxi squad.  He was called up following Kiké Hernandez being placed on the injured list with a right hamstring strain.

This was Chavis’ first game back with Boston since September of last season.  The home run off Orioles starter Zac Lowther measured 381-feet.  It helped set the pace for the Red Sox offense that exploded for 11 runs off of 14 hits.

        

The 25-year-old Chavis would finish the game 1-for-6. 


“Chavis, he comes up and gets a homer in his first game,” Xander Bogaerts said.  “It’s contagious.”


Prior to the game, Chavis spoke about being re-called by the Red Sox and leading off.  “As soon as I found out I was in the lineup today, I had a big, old smile on my face,” Chavis said.


“I’m not sure if I’m here to prove anything,” Chavis said.  “I think I’m here to do what I can do, take care of what I can control and that’s about it.”


While down at the alternate site, Chavis has been working on zone recognition.  Between working on fundamentals, he also mentioned that he’s learning to become “comfortable being uncomfortable.” 


“I’ve written in my notebook multiple times that I’m working on being comfortable, being uncomfortable,” he said. 


“And it sounds stupid, but for what it means for me is there’s going to be a bunch of times throughout my career and everybody’s career that there are going to be uncomfortable situations whether it’s stuff going on back home, stuff with the clubhouse,” added Chavis. 


“Whatever’s going on, there’s going to be times that you’re uncomfortable and you have to find a way to be comfortable.  So that’s one thing I’ve been working on.  And I think a lot of that is really just a mindset,” said Chavis. 


While his current time on the the big league roster is temporary, Chavis is hoping to make it longer than the 10 days Hernandez is expected to miss. 



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