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Diamondbacks sign catcher Rod Barajas

Feb 8, 2013, 5:17 PM EDT

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Back in early December the Diamondbacks offered Rod Barajas their backup catcher job and he apparently turned it down, because they ended up re-signing Wil Nieves instead.

Two months later Barajas remains a free agent and Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have signed him after all. He gets a minor-league deal worth $800,000 if he makes the team.

So now Barajas and Nieves will compete to back up Miguel Montero, which is a pretty good gig for a veteran catcher considering Montero started 125 and 127 games during the past two seasons.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Feb 8, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Interesting. So after all the talk about signign hard nose guys, the D’backs sign Baras. For all you non-Phillies fan, the famous story is this. 2 Outs, bottom of the 9th in Florida, 1 run game. Base hit, Hanley Ramirez Round 3rd, the throw to the plate is in time……but…….

    2 pitches later, Closer Brett Myers is hurt and leaves the game, and goes on the DL. Despite that fact, Barajas laughs after the game

  2. mj1818 - Feb 8, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Can’t wait till the Pirates play the D-backs. If he is in everyone, including myself and all the fans, have the green light. Nice to know some teams are getting worst.

    • missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Feb 8, 2013 at 10:20 PM

      What are you talking about lol…???

  3. cackalackyank - Feb 8, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    OOOO look Brian, another catcher signing.

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