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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - OCTOBER 05: Kevin Plawecki #25 of the Boston Red Sox reacts against the New York Yankees during the sixth inning of the American League Wild Card game at Fenway Park on October 05, 2021 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

In two days, the Red Sox have now avoided two arbitration hearings. On Tuesday, the team agreed to a one-year deal with pitcher Ryan Brasier. On Wednesday, the team officially re-signed catcher Kevin Plawecki, who was also scheduled for arbitration.

The Red Sox and Plawecki have agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal as reported by Alex Speier of The Boston Globe. There are now four catchers on the Red Sox 40-man roster, with Plawecki joining Christian Vazquez (who was brought back on a team option last month), Connor Wong, and Ronaldo Hernández.

Plawecki originally signed with the Red Sox before the 2020 season. In two years in Boston, primarily as the backup catcher, he’s played in 88 games while slashing .305/.365/.414. He turns 31 in February.

With Plawecki now under contract, the Red Sox have seven players set for arbitration hearings in February. That group is highlighted by 25-year-old third baseman Rafael Devers, and also includes infielder Christian Arroyo, outfielders Hunter Renfroe, Alex Verudgo, and Franchy Cordero, and pitchers Nick Pivetta and Josh Taylor.

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