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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.
Red Sox backup catcher Kevin Plawecki left Tuesday's game with a jaw contusion. He went 1-for-1 before leaving.
In limited playing time, Plawecki has one home run, six runs, and three RBI with a .263 batting average in 64 plate appearances. Hopefully, he's healthy, but Plawecki is only relevant in AL-only leagues.
Red Sox catcher Kevin Plawecki (COVID-19) has cleared the initial intake process.
Plawecki missed the first few days of spring training while on the COVID-19 injured list. He has resumed workouts with the team now.
As pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, COVID-19 protocols continue to be enforced across MLB. On Wednesday, the Red Sox placed veteran catcher Kevin Plawecki on the COVID-19 injured list.
The Red Sox re-signed Plawecki this offseason, bringing him back for his second year in Boston and seventh in the majors. He impressed last season, slashing .341/.393/.463 with 17 RBI on 28 hits over the course of 24 games. He tallied five walks and 14 strikeouts. It's worth noting that Plawecki's placement on the COVID-19 IL does not necessarily mean that he tested positive for the virus.