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Boston Red Sox backup catcher Kevin Plawecki went 0-for-3 on Friday during a 4-2 loss to the White Sox.
The veteran backstop had yet another miserable outing on Friday, going 0-for-3 at the plate dropping his batting average to .138 on the season. Plawecki and the rest of the offense continue to struggle to start the season. Fantasy managers can safely drop the veteran in deeper leagues.
Redsox backup catcher Kevin Plawecki went 0-for-2 from the plate on Monday against the Bluejays.
The backup catcher continues to be one of the coldest bats in the Redsox lineup this season. He came into the game batting 1-for-10 (.100%) but decreased his average to 1-for-12 (.083%). He amongst the rest of the team's platoon players has continued to drag the team into fourth place in the AL East to start the year.
Kevin Plawecki and two Red Sox staff members have tested positive for Covid and were seen leaving Fenway Park about an hour before the Patriots' Day game.
According to reports, Plawecki is vaccinated, and the two staff members are not coaches. While the backup catcher himself does not affect much in fantasy baseball, it will be necessary to monitor if a more significant outbreak occurs among Red Sox players.
Boston manager Alex Cora said Monday that Kevin Plawecki is expected to be behind the plate for Tuesday's AL Wild Card game against the Yankees.
Plawecki has caught a number of Nathan Eovaldi's starts this season, so it makes sense for that reason. The Yankees are also rolling with Kyle Higashioka behind the plate for Gerrit Cole. Cora also said that Christian Arroyo is expected to be at second base.
Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki (hamstring) will be placed on the injured list prior to Tuesday's game against the Rays.
Plawecki suffered the injury during Sunday's game. Connor Wong, who was one of the prospects Boston received in the Mookie Betts trade, is an option to replace him on the big league roster.