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Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Piles on against Pale Hose
Plawecki went 1-for-1 with a two-run home run in Thursday's 16-7 win over the White Sox.
The Red Sox were already up 14-7 when Plawecki, who entered the game an inning earlier, piled on with his first home run of the season. He hasn't had the kind of success he experienced during his first two seasons with Boston, which was due to unsustainable BABIPs, but the Red Sox value Plawecki's work with the staff and will live with whatever value he provides with bat in hand.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Ejected Wednesday
Plawecki was ejected from Wednesday's game against Atlanta for arguing balls and strikes, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Plawecki was up to bat with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the sixth inning, and he was ejected after he expressed his displeasure with a called third strike. He went 1-for-3 and was replaced by Christian Vazquez behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Back behind plate Thursday
Plawecki will start at catcher and bat ninth in Thursday's game against the Angels, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
A heavy slate of day games after night games has allowed Plawecki to claim more playing time of late, as he'll handle catching duties for the third time in five games while No. 1 backstop Christian Vazquez sits. Plawecki has done little to move the needle across his 26 plate appearances on the season, slashing .174/.200/.174 with an RBI and a run.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Back with team
Plawecki (illness) is back with the Red Sox on Monday after a stint on the COVID-19 injured list, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Plawecki tested positive for the virus last Monday, but he's evidently now over his symptoms and has tested negative. He'll return to his role as Christian Vazquez's backup behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Should return during Toronto trip
Plawecki (illness) is expected to return from the COVID-19 injured list at some point during the Red Sox's four-game series in Toronto that begins Monday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.
Since Plawecki is vaccinated, he's eligible to cross the border and join the Red Sox in Toronto, but he'll first have to complete his quarantine and resume testing negative for the virus. Whenever he's activated, Plawecki is expected to replace Connor Wong as the top backup to No. 1 catcher Christian Vazquez.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Tests positive for virus
The Red Sox will place Plawecki on the COVID-19 injured list after he tested positive for the virus Monday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
In addition to Plawecki, two other unidentified staff members tested positive. Plawecki is fully vaccinated, so if he's able to make a speedy recovery from the illness, he'll be able to travel to Toronto early next week when the Red Sox and Blue Jays play a four-game set. Boston will call up Connor Wong from Triple-A Worcester to step in as the backup catcher behind No. 1 option Christian Vazquez while Plawecki is in isolation from the team.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Goes yard for first time
Plawecki hit a two-run home run in his only plate appearance in Friday's spring training game against the Rays.
Plawecki launched his first spring homer in the final inning of a blowout loss. He's expected to once again serve as Christian Vazquez's backup. The 31-year-old backstop hasn't hurt fantasy teams during his two-year stay in Boston, slashing .305/.364/.414 over 262 plate appearances. If an auction/draft strategy involves not having a catcher hurt the fantasy team, Plawecki is a decent choice.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Avoids arbitration
Plawecki signed a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Red Sox on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Plawecki served mainly as a secondary option at catcher behind Christian Vazquez in 2021, and he'll likely take on a similar role to begin the 2022 campaign. Across 64 appearances last year, the 30-year-old hit .287 with three homers, 15 runs and 15 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Checks back in behind plate
Plawecki (foot) will start at catcher and bat seventh Wednesday against the Orioles.
Plawecki was hurting coming out of his last start Saturday against the Yankees after being struck in the foot by a pitch, but after three full days to rest up, he looks to be no worse for the wear. Christian Vazquez remains locked in as Boston's No. 1 catcher, but Plawecki has been the superior performer of the two since the All-Star break with an .813 OPS over 35 games.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Could return Tuesday
Plawecki (foot) could be ready to play when the Red Sox open a series against the Orioles in Baltimore.
Plawecki was hit by a pitch on the right foot during Saturday's loss to the Yankees and was unavailable to play Sunday. X-rays came back negative, and the Red Sox are hopeful for a return during the Baltimore series.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: X-rays return negative
Plawecki had X-rays on his foot come back negative after being hit by a pitch during Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Plawecki delivered a productive performance by going 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk before being hit by a pitch during the ninth inning, prompting his exit. The 30-year-old appears to have avoided a serious injury, and he should have a couple days to get healthy since primary catcher Christian Vazquez figures to rejoin the lineup for Sunday's series finale versus the Yankees.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Productive night offensively
Plawecki went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and a walk in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Yankees.
Plawecki opened the scoring in the third inning with a solo homer off New York starter Nestor Cortes, the third long ball of the year for the backup catcher, who also singled and drew a walk. The 30-year-old Plawecki is hitting .289/.353/.395 in 168 plate appearances this season.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Launches second homer
Plawecki went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-5 win over Cleveland.
The catcher started for the first time in five games, and he delivered a solo shot in the second inning off Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill. Plawecki had gone just 2-for-15 across his last seven contests (four starts). He's been solid as Christian Vazquez's understudy, as Plawecki has two homers, 10 RBI, 14 runs scored and a .297/.362/.398 slash line through 142 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Enters game late
Plawecki entered Friday's game after Christian Vazquez fouled a ball off his left knee.
Vazquez sustained the injury during an eighth-inning at-bat, which he finished, before he was removed in the ninth. Plawecki, who is batting .365 since the All-Star break, could be in line for a start Saturday and potentially more frequent starts beyond Saturday pending the status of Vazquez's knee.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Reaches base three times
Plawecki went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in Friday's 8-1 win over the Orioles.
Plawecki made his third straight start and fifth over the last six games. Christian Vazquez is expected to return from the bereavement list Saturday, so Plawecki's run of starts could end, but the backup catcher has hit well of late, which contributed to an uptick in playing time even before Vazquez was away from the team. Plawecki is 18-for-45 (.400) with six RBI and six runs scored over 16 games since the All-Star break.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Earns more playing time
Plawecki has earned a bump in playing time lately, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Plawecki was getting increased playing even before Christian Vazquez landed on the bereavement list Wednesday. "On a team that offensively has struggled the last month or month and 10 days, we need his at-bats," manager Alex Cora said Wednesday. "They're quality at-bats. It's not a knock on Christian [Vazquez]. It's actually where we're at." Plawecki is hitting .385 (15-of-39) since the All-Star break and has made four consecutive starts (one at DH).... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Drives in three in series finale
Plawecki went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, three RBI and a run Sunday in the Red Sox's 9-8 loss to the Blue Jays.
Though Christian Vazquez is entrenched atop the depth chart at catcher, Plawecki's hot bat could allow him to earn a larger share of playing time behind the dish, or perhaps more opportunities as a designated hitter versus left-handed pitching. In 12 second-half games thus far, Plawecki has gone 14-for-32 (.438 average) with three doubles and a 3:4 BB:K.... See More ... See Less
Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Chips in with three hits
Plawecki went 3-for-3 with a run scored in Wednesday's win over Toronto.
Plawecki stepped in for Christian Vazquez in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader and responded with his first three-hit effort -- each of them singles -- since last September. Plawecki has produced multi-hit games in four of his last six contests, upping his season average to an even .300 in 89 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs|
|Birthplace: Carmel, IN|
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