Red Sox Cut Ties With Formerly Dependable Veteran

Devon Platana
The Boston Red Sox have cut ties with a formerly dependable veteran on Friday.
The Boston Red Sox have cut ties with a formerly dependable veteran on Friday. / AP Photo/Mary Schwalm

With the Boston Red Sox's playoff aspirations being a pipedream, the club has opted to use the remainder of the 2022 MLB season to audition younger players. To make space for the up-and-comers, the Red Sox have cut ties with a formerly dependable veteran.

Red Sox insider Chris Cotillo reported Friday night that catcher Kevin Plawecki has been designated for assignment. The 31-year-old has spent the last three seasons with Boston, playing 148 games during that span.

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While a team could claim Plawecki, there wouldn't be much of a point. Since he wasn't with any potential new team's roster on Sept. 1, he's ineligible to play any postseason games. He was slated to be a free agent at the end of the year anyways, so he'll have a head start to look for his next destination.

Most of Plawecki's time with the Red Sox has been spent in a backup role. While he was solid at the plate in his first two campaigns with the club, he hasn't found much success in 2022. In 157 at-bats this year, he's recorded one home run, 12 RBIs, 14 walks to 28 strikeouts and a .217/.287/.287 slash line.

In the meantime, Christian Vazquez will continue handling the lion's share of catching duties. The Red Sox also have a decent backup in Reese McGuire, while High-A Greenville's Nathan Hickey — Boston's highest-rated catcher prospect — is projected to be MLB-ready by 2024.

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