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Boston Red Sox call up pitcher Frank German, DFA catcher Kevin Plawecki

Mar 1, 2021; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Boston Red Sox Frank German #90 poses during media day at JetBlue Park. Mandatory Credit: MLB photos via USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox selected the contract of right-hander Frank German from Triple-A Worcester on Saturday.

To make room on the active roster, the team designated veteran catcher Kevin Plawecki for assignment.

German, who turns 25 next week, is 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA in 43 relief appearances this season between Worcester and Double-A Portland. He has seven saves and 64 strikeouts in 49 2/3 innings.

Plawecki, 31, batted .217 with one homer and 12 RBIs in 60 games with the Red Sox this season.

–Field Level Media