Boston recalls catcher Connor Wong from Triple-A Worcester
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today placed catcher Kevin Plawecki on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to yesterday) with a left hamstring strain. To fill Plawecki’s spot on the active major league roster, the Red Sox recalled catcher Connor Wong from Triple-A Worcester.
Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom made the announcement.
Plawecki, 30, was removed from Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals in the fourth inning due to left hamstring tightness. He has made 18 starts at catcher and one at designated hitter this season, batting .254 (16-for-63) with one home run and a .668 OPS.
Wong, 25, is making his first appearance on an active major league roster. Acquired from the Los Angeles Dodgers on February 10, 2020, the right-handed hitter split the 2020 season between the Red Sox’ Alternate Training Site and the taxi squad. In 16 games with Worcester this season—his first experience at the Triple-A level—he has hit .148 (9-for-61) with one home run, making 15 starts at catcher and one at second base. Ranked the Red Sox’ No. 16 prospect by MLB.com, Wong has thrown out seven of the 11 runners attempting to steal against him in 2021 (63.6%).