MLB Rumors: Red Sox DFA Kevin Plawecki, Call RHP Frank German

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Report Red Sox DFA Kevin Plawecki, call-up pitching prospect originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The Boston Red Sox are reportedly passing from Kevin Plawecki.

According to MassLive.com, the reserve catcher was assigned for assignment after Friday night’s win over the Kansas City Royals. He struggled at the plate this season, hitting .217 with one homer and a .574 OPS in 61 games. He will be a free agent this season.

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Plawecki joined the Red Sox prior to the 2020 MLB season. In his three seasons with the organization, he hit .270 with a .697 OPS in 148 games. The 31-year-old excelled at calling out matches behind the plate and was considered a leader in the clubhouse.

With Plawecki out of the roster, the Red Sox will move forward with Connor Wong and Reese McGuire as their catchers. Both players will be under team control for the next few years.

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Replacing Plawecki, the Red Sox reportedly will call right-handed pitcher Frank German from Triple-A Worcester. The 24-year-old German was taken over from the New York Yankees in January 2021, together with reliever Adam Ottavino. He posted a 2.58 ERA and 0.94 WHIP in 32 games this year with the WooSox.