Red Sox Re-Sign Catcher Kevin Plawecki To One-Year Deal

Boston Red Sox Press Release

BOSTON, MA—The Boston Red Sox today agreed to terms with catcher Kevin Plawecki on a one-year contract for the 2022 season.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Plawecki, 30, played in 64 games for the Red Sox last season, making 40 starts at catcher. The right-handed hitter batted .287 (45-for-157) with seven doubles, three home runs, and 15 RBI, including batting .312 (29-for-93) with a .792 OPS in 37 games following the All-Star break. Selected by the New York Mets in the first round (35th overall) of the 2012 June Draft, Plawecki has played 384 major league games for the Mets (2015-18), Cleveland Indians (2019), and Red Sox (2020-21). He has hit .237 (261-for-1,100) with 21 home runs and 124 RBI.

With today’s agreement, there are six remaining Red Sox players eligible for salary arbitration: Christian Arroyo, Rafael Devers, Nick Pivetta, Hunter Renfroe, Josh Taylor, and Alex Verdugo.

BOSTON RED SOX 40-MAN ROSTER (37)

Pitchers (20): Matt Barnes, Eduard Bazardo, Brayan Bello, Ryan Brasier, Kutter Crawford, Austin Davis, Nathan Eovaldi, Jay Groome, Darwinzon Hernandez, Tanner Houck, Bryan Mata, Nick Pivetta, Chris Sale, Hirokazu Sawamura, Connor Seabold, Josh Taylor, Phillips Valdez, Michael Wacha, Garrett Whitlock, Josh Winckowski

Catchers (4): Ronaldo Hernández, Kevin Plawecki, Christian Vázquez, Connor Wong

Infielders (7): Jonathan Araúz, Christian Arroyo, Xander Bogaerts, Bobby Dalbec, Rafael Devers, Jeter Downs, Hudson Potts

Outfielders (5): Jarren Duran, J.D. Martinez, Hunter Renfroe, Jeisson Rosario, Alex Verdugo

Infielder/Outfielders (1): Kiké Hernández

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