Kevin Plawecki Gets Traded To The Indians

7 Jan

Kevin Plawecki

The Cleveland Indians have replenished their bare catching cupboard.

After trading top prospect Francisco Mejia and All-Star catcher Yan Gomes last year, the Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York Mets.

The three-time defending American League Central champions sent right-hander Walker Lockett and infielder Sam Haggerty to New York for Plawecki, who played in 78 games — 64 starts — for the Mets last season. Plawecki batted .201 with seven homers and a career-high 30 RBIs.

Considering all the times Travis d’Arnaud was on the DL over the years, Kevin Plawecki was given many an opportunity to make a mark and become the Mets starting catcher and for various reasons it just never happened. Guess we’ll find out soon enough if we were better off keeping Travis instead of Kevin as backup.

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darnaud plawecki

The pick-ins out there are pretty slim right now anyway. But what with an 11-1 start, my guess is that Thomas Nido and whoever backs him up can hold down the fort until Kevin Plawecki gets back in a couple of weeks or so. Of course, it’d be nice, with Travis d’Arnaud out for the season, if Plawecki could stay healthy for the rest of the year and take advantage of his opportunity to be a fulltime starting catcher, but with injuries you never know. Still, with the Mets hot start, as long as they keep winning, they can worry about who’s behind the plate later.