By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — The Red Sox are bringing back veteran backstop Kevin Plawecki. The catcher has agreed to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Plawecki will make $2.25 million for the 2022 season, according to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe.

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The 30-year-old backed up Christian Vazquez and played in 64 games for the Red Sox last season. He was Nathan Eovaldi’s personal catcher, and made 40 starts behind the plate.

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The righty hit .287 with three home runs, seven doubles and 15 RBIs in 2021, batting .312 with a .792 OPS following the All-Star break. He’s spent the last two years in Boston, appearing in 88 games.

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But most importantly, Plawecki was the mastermind behind Boston’s dugout laundry cart rides after hitting homers, which kept the team loose and fun near the end of a disappointing 2020 season and throughout 2021.

CBSBoston.com Staff