Boston Red Sox

Aug 3, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians catcher Kevin Plawecki (27) hits a double in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

98.5 The Sports Hub staff report

A month after trading Sandy Leon to the Indians, the Red Sox found their new backup catcher on Tuesday with the signing of Kevin Plawecki to a one-year contract worth $900,000.

The 28-year-old Plawecki spent the 2019 season with the Indians, hitting .222 with three homers and 17 runs batted in over a 59-game run with Cleveland. And prior to his one-year run with the Tribe, Plawecki spent four years in Queens as a member of the New York Mets. Plawecki, a former first-round pick, set career-highs in games (79), doubles (13), runs (33), home runs (seven) and RBIs (30).

To make room for Plawecki on the team’s 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated first baseman/outfielder Sam Travis for assignment.

Travis, a second-round pick back in 2014, hit .230 with seven home runs and 24 RBIs in 111 appearances over three years with Boston.