Last Game
Wed, Oct 5
vs New York Yankees (99-63)
  • Globe Life Field
2
Final
4

AL West Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
106-56 7-3 W2
90-72 7-3 W3
73-89 7-3 L3
68-94 3-7 W2
60-102 4-6 W4

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .220 1 13 .572 0

Top Kevin Plawecki News

  • Rangers' Kevin Plawecki: Makes first start with new team

    Plawecki started at catcher and went 1-for-3 with an RBI in Friday's 6-3 loss to the Guardians.

    Plawecki, who was signed by the Rangers this week after being DFA'd by Boston, delivered a two-out RBI in his first at-bat with the team. He joins a three-man catching crew, along with Jonah Heim and Sam Huff, that should finish out the season.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Rangers' Kevin Plawecki: Inks deal with Texas

    Plawecki signed a major-league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday.

    The 31-year-old was released by the Red Sox earlier this week, and it didn't take long for him to latch on with a new team. Jonah Heim has worked as Texas' primary catcher with Mitch Garver (forearm) out for the year, and Plawecki will now enter the mix as a veteran option.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Kevin Plawecki: Rangers interested

    Sources indicate the Rangers are interested in signing Plawecki, who was designated for assignment by the Red Sox last Friday, Robert Murray of FanSided reports.

    Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News confirmed the team's interest, adding that Plawecki might be a candidate for a backup role in 2023. Plawecki is considered a popular clubhouse guy and teammate, per Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com, and his DFA prompted consternation among members of the Red Sox.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Kevin Plawecki: Released by Red Sox

    Plawecki was released by Boston on Monday, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    After being designated for assignment by Boston on Friday, the 31-year-old backstop will have to search for a new organization. His .574 OPS in 2022 is his lowest mark since 2016 and is part of the reason why he ended up falling behind Connor Wong and Reese McGuire on the depth chart.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: DFA'd by Boston

    Plawecki was designated for assignment after Friday's 2-1 win over the Royals, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Plawecki started Friday and went 0-for-2 before being lifted for a pinch hitter, and he's now been removed from the big-league roster. The 31-year-old appeared primed to serve as the Red Sox's primary catcher after Christian Vazquez was traded to the Astros, but he's been surpassed on the depth chart by Connor Wong and Reese McGuire. Plawecki has appeared in 60 games this year and has a .219/.291/.290 slash line with one home run and 12 RBI.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Sitting in second straight

    Plawecki is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Plawecki is on the bench for the second game in a row, as Reese McGuire will handle catching duties in the series opener in Minnesota after going 1-for-3 with a walk and a double in Sunday's 12-4 loss to the Rays. The two backstops will likely continue to share work behind the plate until one clearly separates himself from the other from a performance standpoint.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Takes seat Sunday

    Plawecki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Plawecki will get a breather for the day game after he went 3-for-7 with a double and two RBI while catching each of the past two days. Reese McGuire will step in behind the plate for the series finale.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: On bench again Thursday

    Plawecki is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    After making three consecutive starts behind the plate, Plawecki now finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest. The Red Sox's catching situation remains a difficult one to predict from game-to-game, as Plawecki and Reese McGuire appear to be stuck in a true timeshare.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Gets rest day

    Plawecki is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

    Plawecki appears to have reclaimed Boston's No. 1 catching job after starting each of the past three games while going 5-for-9 at the plate, but he'll get a breather Wednesday. Reese McGuire will catch for starting pitcher Brayan Bello while Plawecki rests.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Nabs third straight start

    Plawecki will start at catcher and bat ninth in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    Plawecki appeared to have fallen into the No. 2 role at catcher by the middle of last week, but he'll now pick up his third consecutive start behind the dish while Reese McGuire remains on the bench. Manager Alex Cora appears to be rewarding Plawecki with more playing time after he concluded the weekend series with the Orioles by going 3-for-6 with a run over the final two games.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Losing work to McGuire

    Plawecki is out of the lineup for Thursday's game in Pittsburgh.

    Plawecki will sit for the third game in a row, and for the time being, he looks to be Boston's clear No. 2 catcher behind Reese McGuire. The deadline deal that sent Christian Vazquez to Houston was expected to open up more opportunities for Plawecki, but McGuire -- who was acquired from the White Sox on Aug. 2 -- has performed better than expected with the bat and has at least temporarily earned the No. 1 role.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Remains out of lineup

    Plawecki isn't starting Wednesday against the Pirates, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

    Plawecki has gone just 1-for-15 with a double and two strikeouts over his last five matchups and will retreat to the bench for the third time in the last four games. Reese McGuire is starting behind the dish and batting eighth.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Takes seat Tuesday

    Plawecki is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game at Pittsburgh, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Plawecki is 3-for-29 through nine games in August and will head to the bench Tuesday for the second time in Boston's past three contests. Reese McGuire will work behind the plate and form a battery with Nick Pivetta.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Resting Saturday

    Plawecki will be on the bench Saturday against the Yankees, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

    Plawecki has emerged as Boston's primary catcher after the team sent Christian Vazquez to Houston at the trade deadline, though he's not far above Saturday's starter Reese McGuire on the depth chart. He may not even be ahead at all, as both backstops have started five times in the last 10 games.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Day off Wednesday

    Plawecki will sit Wednesday against Atlanta, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

    Plawecki will get a breather after he went 1-for-5 with a double in Tuesday's loss. Reese McGuire will take over behind the plate and bat seventh in the series finale.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Sits in favor of McGuire

    Plawecki is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Royals, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Plawecki and Reese McGuire will alternate turns behind the dish for the sixth consecutive game, with both backstops earning three starts apiece during that span. Expect manager Alex Cora to continue deploying a timeshare at catcher until one separates himself from the other from a performance standpoint.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Out of Friday's lineup

    Plawecki is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Royals, Christopher Smith of The Springfield Republican reports.

    The 31-year-old has operated as Boston's primary catcher after Christian Vazquez was traded to Houston earlier this week, but Plawecki will take a seat for Friday's contest. Reese McGuire will work behind the plate and bat eighth.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Takes seat Wednesday

    Plawecki isn't starting Wednesday against the Astros, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

    Plawecki started the last two games and went 0-for-6 with two strikeouts. While he should see an uptick in playing time after Christian Vazquez was traded to Houston on Tuesday, Reese McGuire is starting behind the dish and batting eighth Wednesday.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Red Sox's Kevin Plawecki: Three hits in blowout loss

    Plawecki went 3-for-4 with a run scored Friday in the Red Sox's 28-5 loss to the Blue Jays.

    The Red Sox deployed top backstop Christian Vazquez at first base in their first game out of the All-Star break, allowing Plawecki to pick up a turn behind the plate. While Plawecki was effective during his four plate appearances on the night, he's likely in need of a breather catching all 228 of the Boston pitching staff's throws on a night Toronto sent 63 batters to the plate. Expect Vazquez to check back in behind the dish Saturday.

    ... See More ... See Less

Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Carmel, IN
Age: 31
School: Purdue
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: R, R