Red Sox may have the best backup in the league
An insurance policy is just what Boston has in right-hand hitting Kevin Plawecki. What has happened with Plawecki is an improvement not expected with his hitting. In the infamous 2020 season – Plawecki’s first in Boston – he hit .341.
Last season Plaweki hit a hard .287 in 64 games. The former number one draft pick of the Mets (2012) has signed for 2022, which could be his last with the Red Sox. The contract is for $2.25 Million, and teams are constantly shifting for a lower price tag on backup players.
Plawecki also has a history as a pitcher. This is undoubtedly all under the category of cannon fodder, but Plawecki has notched 6.2 innings pitched in six appearances over his MLB career. But with the Red Sox bullpen in constant flux, you never know.
The 2022 season is critical for the Red Sox and their catching situation. Vázquez will be a free agent after the season, and so will Plawecki. The minors have some possibilities, but the Red Sox were also exploring trade options before the lockout.