San Diego Padres Sign 8-Year Veteran Catcher

Veteran catcher Kevin Plawecki has found a new home in the MLB as he recently signed with the San Diego Padres.

Plawecki had recently exercised his opt-out clause in the minor league agreement he had with the Washington Nationals' Triple-A affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings, in order to explore free agency and pursue opportunities in the majors.

Previously playing for teams like the New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, and Texas Rangers, the 32-year-old catcher brings his experience and skills to the Padres' roster.

Plawecki had been showcasing his abilities with the Red Wings, where he recorded a batting average of .256, an on-base percentage of .354, and a slugging percentage of .341 in 24 games and 94 plate appearances. He contributed with one home run, six RBIs, and a 15/11 K/BB ratio during his time there.

With eight seasons already under his belt, Plawecki will continue his professional baseball career in the majors for the ninth consecutive year.

Throughout his career, he has maintained a .235/.313/.341 triple-slash line, with 22 home runs, 137 RBIs, two stolen bases, and 119 runs scored across 447 games played.

Now, as a member of the San Diego Padres, Plawecki looks forward to making a positive impact and contributing to the team's success. Photo Credit: James A. Pittman-USA TODAY Sports