The Boston Red Sox have brought back Kevin Plawecki from the COVID-19 related injured list, the team announced Monday ahead of the opener of a four-game series in Toronto. In a corresponding move, Boston optioned Connor Wong back to Triple-A Worcester.
Plawecki was on the COVID IL since Tuesday and left the ballpark a couple of hours before the game began Tuesday following his positive test, along with two other staff members. He was later joined by Christian Vazquez and Jonathan Arauz before manager Alex Cora tested positive, though Vazquez got out of protocols after just one day. Arauz and Cora do both still remain in protocols though.
The 31-year-old catcher in Plawecki has had a bit of a slow start through four games, getting just one hit through 12 at-bats (.100), also picking up a walk and an RBI. Wong, 26, had one hit in six at-bats (.167) to go along with a walk across two games in his short stint with Boston.
The Red Sox today also placed unvaccinated right-handed pitchers Tanner Houck and Kutter Crawford on the COVID-19 restricted list, promoting John Schreiber and Tyler Danish from Triple-A Worcester. Houck and Crawford aren’t legally allowed to enter Canada due to their vaccination status.
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