The Cleveland Indians had a void behind the plate and filled it Sunday by acquiring catcher Kevin Plawecki in a trade with the New York Mets.
The three-time defending AL champions sent right-hander Walker Lockett and infielder Sam Haggerty to New York for Plawecki, who played in 78 games for the Mets last season. Plawecki hit .201 with seven homers and 30 RBIs.
Cleveland was in the market for a catcher after dealing Yan Gomes to the Washington Nationals in December.
“We’re excited to add Kevin to our major-league catching mix,” said Indians president of baseball operations Chris Antonetti. “The guy’s earned a reputation as a really good teammate, a good receiver and leads a pitching staff really well. We also believe there’s some upside with him offensively.”
Roberto Perez likely will be Cleveland’s regular catcher, with Plawecki backing up Perez.
•The Mets made another trade, getting infielder J.D. Davis and a prospect from the Houston Astros for three minor leaguers.
Details of Rooney’s
Soccer player Wayne Rooney was arrested last month on a public intoxication charge and taken to jail to sober up after he triggered a door alarm at a Washington-area airport, authorities said Sunday.
Rooney, 33, was arrested Dec. 16 by police at Dulles International Airport in Virginia after he caused the alarm to go off at an international arrivals gate, according to a statement from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Authorities said he didn’t breach airport security.
Rooney, who plays for D.C. United in MLS, had been abroad before his arrest, according to his social-media posts.
The airport authority said he was charged with misdemeanor public intoxication and taken to a county jail in the Virginia suburbs of the nation’s capital “to be held until sober.”
Soccer: In Europe, Manchester City swept to its biggest win under Pep Guardiola with a 7-0 thrashing of second-tier Rotherham in the third round of the FA Cup. … Barcelona took another step toward successfully defending its Spanish league title as Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored in a 2-1 win at Getafe. … Ligue 1 team Marseille lost 2-0 at fourth-tier Andrezieux in an embarrassing performance in the French Cup.
College football: Buffalo quarterback Tyree Jackson is forgoing his senior season for the NFL draft. Jackson had a career-high 3,131 yards passing for 28 touchdowns and 12 interceptions this season.
Tennis: Kei Nishikori won his first ATP title since Memphis in 2016 with a dominating final set to beat Daniil Medvedev 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 in the Brisbane (Australia) International final.
In the women’s final, Karolina Pliskova won her second title at the event, beating Lesia Tsurenko 4-6, 7-5, 6-2 after being just two points from defeat.
•Julia Goerges defended her singles title at the ASB Classic, ending the amazing run of Canadian qualifier Bianca Andreescu 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the final in Auckland, New Zealand.
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