Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = The Texas Rangers have strengthened their catcher’s depth.
‘The Athletic’ reporter Ken Rosenthal said on the 13th (Korean time), “According to sources, free agent catcher Sandy Leon has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers. The contract includes invitations to spring camp.”
Leon is a veteran catcher who made his major league debut in 2012 and is entering his 12th season. He played the most seasons with the Boston Red Sox, even winning the World Series in 2018.
He recorded a batting average of 0.210, 31 home runs, 145 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.592 in 533 games in his career. He has fallen into extreme sluggishness with a batting average of 10% over the past five years. He’s not hitting well, but he’s been above average on defense.
Currently, the Texas Catcher’s mask is likely to be split between Jonah Haim and Mitch Garber. Haim played more than 100 games as a starting catcher for the first time last year, and it is highly likely that he will do so next year as well. 온라인카지노
However, Gabor, who is classified as a backup catcher, only made 14 business trips as a catcher last season, and 86 business trips in 2018 are the most business trips as a catcher. Behind him is Sam Huff, the team’s biggest catcher prospect. Accordingly, Texas seems to have strengthened its depth by recruiting veteran catcher Leon.
‘MLB Trade Rumors’ said, “There is a possibility that Leon will start the season at Triple A, and he can form a catcher with two players, Haim and Gabor. If that happens, Leon will serve as a good mentor to Huff.”