The Dodgers and catcher David Freitas have signed a minor league deal, in accordance with his transactions tracker at MLB.com. The consumer of PSI Sports activities Administration will presumably obtain an invite to main league Spring Coaching.
Freitas, 34 in March, performed within the majors for 3 straight years starting in 2017. He bought into 59 video games over that stretch, suiting up for the Braves, Mariners and Brewers. His profession batting line is at the moment .200/.268/.288. In 2020, he didn’t play within the common season however was recalled by the Brewers to take a spot on their postseason roster, hanging out in his sole plate look.
Although Freitas hasn’t performed a lot within the majors, he bought alternatives based mostly on his sturdy work within the minors. In 2019, he hit 12 residence runs in 91 Triple-A video games and produced a slash line of .381/.461/.561 for a wRC+ of 154. That minor league work was sufficient to get him an opportunity to play in Korea in 2021, as he was signed by the KBO’s Kiwoom Heroes. Nevertheless, he struggled to a .259/.297/.374 line and was placed on waivers in June. He signed with the Rays in August and hit .245/.364/.434 in 16 video games for his or her Triple-A group down the stretch. Final yr, Freitas signed a minors take care of the Yanks however was launched after hitting .239/.310/.345 in 36 Triple-A video games.
The Dodgers have Will Smith and Austin Barnes dealing with the catching duties on the main league stage, however the one different backstop on the 40-man is Diego Cartaya. He’s some of the highly-regarded prospects within the league however he has but to succeed in Double-A. The addition of Freitas provides the membership a veteran depth possibility with out utilizing a roster spot. If he’s in a position to make his method again onto the roster, he’s out of choices however has simply over a yr of service time. Ought to his bat lastly get away on the huge league stage, the Dodgers might hold him round for the foreseeable future.