Red Sox sign Kevin Plawecki

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The Boston nRed Sox have signed catcher Kevin Plawecki to a one-year, $900,000 contract.

Plawecki, a career .218/.304/.322 hitter, was the backup backstop in Cleveland last season and, actually, didn’t hit as well as his career line. Still, he’s just the backup catcher. And the guy who was their backup catcher last year — Sandy Léon who, coincidentally, the Sox traded to the Indians last month, so the two of ’em are trading places even if they weren’t traded for each other — didn’t hit a lick either. Christian Vázquez’s is the starter, obviously.

The Bosox designated Sam Travis for assignment in a corresponding move.