The Mets reportedly signed catcher Wilson Ramos to a two-year, $19 million contract on Sunday. The signing is not official quite yet, but should be tomorrow.
The plan, per SNY’s Andy Martino, is for the Mets to go with a catching corps of Ramos and Travis d'Arnaud. They will make Kevin Plawecki available in a trade.
Plawecki, 27, has been a back-up for the Mets over the past four seasons. He’s light with the bat, owning a career .218/.308/.330 triple-slash line in 804 plate appearances. However, he plays good defense and handles a pitching staff well, according to many in the know. Plawecki would make a good back-up elsewhere.
Plawecki is entering his first of four years of arbitration eligibility. MLB Trade Rumors projects him to take home a $1.3 million salary in 2019. A relatively cheap catcher with four years of team control would certainly be attractive to more than a handful of teams.
The Atlanta Braves placed pitcher Sean Newcomb on the seven-day concussion list retroactive to Tuesday.
Newcomb was hit in the back of the head by a 102 m.p.h. line drive off the bat of J.T. Realmuto on Saturday night. The ball hit him so hard that it ricocheted to the screen behind the Phillies dugout. Despite that, Newcomb passed post-incident concussion tests and said he felt fine. It can take a little bit for concussion symptoms to become apparent, however, and that’s likely what happened here.
The Braves called up right-hander Huascar Ynoa from Triple-A Gwinnett to take Newcomb’s place on the roster.