Boston Red Sox News: Reinstate catcher Kevin Plawecki from COVID-19 related injured list


BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today reinstated catcher Kevin Plawecki from the COVID-19 Related Injured List. To make room for Plawecki on the active roster, the club optioned catcher Connor Wong to the Triple-A Worcester roster.

Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.

Plawecki, 31, was placed on the COVID-19 Related Injured List prior to the game on April 18. The right-handed hitter has played in four games this season, with the Red Sox winning each of his three starts at catcher. In three seasons with Boston (2020-22), he has batted .297 (74-for-249) with a .757 OPS in 92 games.

Wong, 25, drove in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning against Toronto on April 19. Recalled prior to the game on April 18, the right-handed hitter has made two starts at catcher for the Red Sox, batting .167 (1-for-6) with an RBI. In four games at catcher for Triple-A Worcester, he has hit .250 (4-for-16) with three runs scored.


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