Plawecki (jaw) is available off the bench for Wednesday's game against the Astros, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Plawecki was removed from Tuesday's contest due to a jaw contusion, but he's feeling better Wednesday. Christian Vazquez will continue to handle most of the work at catcher ahead of Plawecki, who likely won't be in line for more than one or two starts most weeks.
Plawecki was removed from Tuesday's game against the Astros with a jaw contusion, Julian McWilliams of The Boston Globe reports.
The 30-year-old suffered the jaw bruise when he was struck by a foul tip during the fourth inning. Plawecki should be considered day-to-day, while Christian Vazquez has taken over behind the plate for the Red Sox.
Plawecki exited Tuesday's game against the Astros after being hit in the mask by a foul tip, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
The 30-year-old likely will be evaluated for a concussion after being struck by the foul tip during the fourth inning. Plawecki hit a single in his lone plate appearance before being forced to exit. Christian Vazquez has taken over behind the plate, and Boston will need to add another catcher to the big-league roster if a concussion is confirmed.
Plawecki will catch and bat seventh in Monday's game against the Marlins, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Plawecki is getting a turn behind the dish while No. 1 catcher Christian Vazquez rests after starting in each of the past three games. By catcher's standards, Plawecki has been a serviceable performer at the plate this season, providing a .245/.310/.358 slash line across 59 plate appearances.
Plawecki went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a strikeout in Sunday's 6-5 loss to the Angels.
Plawecki had been on the bench in each of the last six contests, but he had a solid day at the plate Sunday and blasted his first home run of 2021. The 30-year-old should continue to serve mainly in a depth role behind Christian Vazquez going forward.
Plawecki went 1-for-3 with a run scored in Wednesday's 9-2 win over the Rays.
Plawecki drew the start behind the plate for a day game following Tuesday's 12-inning night game, in which primary backstop Christian Vazquez played the entire contest. That will be the routine whenever Boston's playing a night game followed by a day game. Vazquez served as the designated hitter Wednesday, which is a reminder that he's made himself into a much better hitter since arriving in the majors. That hitting ability allows manager Alex Cora to get his bat in the lineup at DH while not burdening him as a catcher, which could lead to more at-bats for Plawecki if he's able to carry forward last season's success.
Plawecki could see more work than expected early in the season after Christian Vazquez suffered an eye injury Thursday.
Per Ian Browne of MLB.com, Vazquez was struck in the face by a thrown ball, causing his sunglasses to shatter, and he suffered a laceration under his left eye. The injury is not considered serious, but if Vazquez is unavailable come Opening Day, Plawecki is healthy and set to fill in. He's 4-for-19 with one RBI, one run and three strikeouts over nine spring contests.
Plawecki cleared the intake process Saturday and resumed workouts, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Plawecki was absent from the first few days of camp while on the COVID-19 injured list, though the Red Sox didn't specify whether he had the virus himself or had merely been exposed to someone who did. Whatever the reason, he still has over a month to prepare for Opening Day, so his push for the backup catcher job shouldn't be significantly affected.
Plawecki is going through the intake process to report to camp Thursday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Plawecki missed the start of camp while on the COVID-19 injured list, though it's not clear if he tested positive for the virus himself or had merely been exposed to someone who else who did. In either case, he'll still have over a month to prepare for the upcoming season, so he should be at minimal risk of missing Opening Day.
Plawecki was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
While it's not clear whether Plawecki has tested positive for COVID-19, he'll begin spring training on the injured list with pitchers and catchers reporting Wednesday. The 29-year-old returned to the Red Sox on a one-year deal in early December and should serve as Christian Vazquez's backup once he's available.
Plawecki agreed to a one-year, $1.6 million deal with the Red Sox on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
He made a strong impression as a backup last season, hitting .341/.393/.463 with one home run and one steal in 89 plate appearances. There will be steep regression coming, but he should be locked in as Christian Vazquez's backup.
Plawecki went 3-for-4 with an RBI single and a run scored in Friday's 8-7 extra-innings loss to the Braves.
Plawecki recorded three hits in his second consecutive start behind the dish. He added an RBI single in the 10th inning, but Jeffrey Springs wasn't able to protect the Red Sox's lead. The 29-year-old Plawecki is slashing .342/.381/.468 with a homer, a stolen base, 17 RBI and seven runs scored across 84 plate appearances.
Plawecki went 3-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's 9-1 win over the Orioles.
Plawecki provided an RBI single in the first inning and a run-scoring triple in the third. The catcher has contributed a homer, 16 RBI, six runs scored and a stolen base in 21 contests this season.
Plawecki went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.
Plawecki got the Red Sox on the board in the top of the sixth inning, driving in two on a single to left field. The backup catcher has been making the most of his opportunities of late, coming through with a base knock in four of his last five contests. He's driven in six runs over that stretch.
Plawecki (hand) is batting fifth as the designated hitter Friday at Tampa Bay, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
The 29-year-old had X-rays on his right hand come back negative after being hit by a pitch last weekend, and he'll return to action against the Rays. Plawecki has a .354/.404/.500 slash line with one homer, four doubles and 11 RBI in 52 plate appearances this season.
Plawecki (hand) underwent an X-ray that came back negative, and he'll be evaluated again Monday, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Plawecki left Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch on his right hand, but he appears to have avoided a major injury. More clarity on his status could come once he's evaluated further Monday.
Plawecki exited Sunday's game after being hit by a pitch near his right hand, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
Plawecki stayed in the game to run the bases after suffering the injury, but he was replaced behind the plate by Christian Vazquez in the following inning. The exact nature and severity of the injury are unclear. The 29-year-old will get at least one day to recover since the Red Sox have a day off Monday.
Plawecki entered Monday's game after Christian Vazquez was removed with a heel injury. He went 0-for-1 in a 6-3 loss to the Yankees.
Boston manager Ron Roenicke said Vazquez's right heel has been bothering him, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports, and the team didn't want the injury flaring up to the point where he would miss significant time. It's uncertain if Vazquez will be ready to catch Tuesday, so Plawecki could draw the start against the Phillies. The backup catcher is batting .375 (9-for-24) with two doubles and six RBI over eight games.
Plawecki went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBI in Thursday's loss to the Rays.
Plawecki was one the few bright spots for the Red Sox on Thursday, with the majority of his production coming on a two-RBI double in the first inning. He also added an RBI knock in the final frame. Plawecki has worked as Christian Vazquez's backup behind the dish, but is hitting .474/.524/.579 across 21 plate appearances this season.
Plawecki went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's 8-3 loss to the Mets.
Getting the start behind the plate against his former club, Plawecki took full advantage of the opportunity. Christian Vazquez is locked in as Boston's starting catcher, but Plawecki seems well ahead of Jonathan Lucroy on the depth chart and could see a couple starts a week this season as Vazquez's primary backup.
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