The trade deadline has come and gone but that hasn’t stopped Andrew Friedman when it comes to reworking the roster. LA’s president of baseball operations has been a guru of pick-ups on the fringes that sometimes play huge roles with the Dodgers. With that in mind, the club reportedly inked former Rockies catcher Tony Wolters.
Hat tip to JP Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group.
Source: the Dodgers signed FA catcher Tony Wolters to a minor league contract. He’s expected to report to OKC.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) August 7, 2021
The veteran backstop is in his 6th big league campaign but has struggled mightily at the plate this year. In 14 games with the Chicago Cubs, Wolters had 3 hits in 24 at-bats (.125 average). His best season came back in 2019 with Colorado where he posted a triple slash line of .262/.337/.329 in 121 games.
Originally drafted as a shortstop in the 3rd round by Cleveland, he transitioned to a catching role in during his 3rd minor league season. He’s still flashed positional versatility, seeing time all around the diamond at the major league level.
Buttoning up the numbers, over his MLB career, the 29-year-old has a .236 average with 7 home runs and 123 runs batted in.
He’ll join Triple-A Oklahoma City who is set to welcome back Tim Federowicz who won a silver medal with Team USA this week in the 2020 Olympics.
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