8-Year Veteran Catcher Elects Free Agency

Veteran catcher Kevin Plawecki has decided to explore free agency by exercising his opt-out clause in the minor league agreement he had with the Washington Nationals.

The 32-year-old player, who has previously played for teams like the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers, is now seeking an opportunity to continue his career in the majors.

Plawecki joined the Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, earlier this season and has showcased some decent numbers during his time there.

In 24 games and 94 plate appearances, he displayed a batting average of .256, an on-base percentage of .354, and a slugging percentage of .341. His contributions include one home run, six RBIs, and a 15/11 K/BB ratio.

With eight seasons under his belt already, Plawecki hopes to secure a spot in the majors for the ninth consecutive year. The veteran catcher's decision to explore free agency opens up opportunities for him to find a new team and continue his professional baseball career.

For his career, the 32-year-old holds a .235/.313/.341 triple-slash line, with 22 home runs, 137 RBIs, two stolen bases, and 119 runs scored across 447 games played. Photo Credit: James A. Pittman-USA TODAY Sports