Plawecki Begins Throwing, Not Catching Yet

Matt Ehalt of The Record reports that Kevin Plawecki has begun throwing, but is not ready to catch yet.

This is the first step for the catcher in terms of his recovery, but he is still probably a little while away from a return with the inability to catch, as it was his glove hand that he fractured.

The team initially expected him to only miss a few weeks, but with the lack of progress he has had so far, it could be closer to another couple weeks potentially.

Plawecki and Travis d’Arnaud were supposed to split catching duties this season, but with d’Arnaud receiving Tommy John Surgery, Plawecki will be a “lone wolf” at the position once he returns.

Tomas Nido and Jose Lobaton have filled in for the duo while on the mend, and only one of them would stay with the team once Plawecki returns in all likelihood.

Before going down with the injury, Plawecki was hitting .150/.393/.200 with one RBI in 20 at-bats.

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