Pedro Severino Signed to Include to Catching Depth

Just after the group made a decision not to insert any insignificant leaguers to the 40-guy roster at the deadline to guard Rule 5 eligible players previous week, the Brewers had been still left with 5 open up roster places to perform with going ahead. 1 of them was reportedly filled on Sunday.

Milwaukee is reportedly signing cost-free agent catcher Pedro Severino to a 1-year agreement with incentives. The offer was reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan on Sunday.

Catcher experienced arisen as an offseason want recently for the Brewers. Long time Milwaukee backstop Manny Pina experienced entered free company for the initially time right after the 2021 year and recently signed with the Atlanta Braves while Luke Maile was outrighted to the minors in early November, resulting in him electing free company as very well.

That left the Brewers with just two catchers on the 40-guy roster: 2021 All-Star Omar Narvaez and No. 13 prospect per MLB Pipeline, Mario Feliciano. With Feliciano owning thoughts about his MLB readiness, it intended a catcher signing was very likely imminent.

That led to the Brewers addressing their catching depth with the signing of Pedro Severino.

Severino commenced his occupation following being signed as a no cost agent by the Washington Nationals in 2010. He would make his MLB debut with them in 2015 as a 22-year-old, hitting a double in his initial at bat and afterwards scoring a operate.

Soon after currently being positioned on waivers by the Nationals prior to the frequent time in 2019, he was scooped up in a declare by the Baltimore Orioles, the crew he has considering the fact that invested his job with before they outrighted him to the minors previously this thirty day period.

Severino has a profession .235/.305/.372 slash line in 362 game titles in the majors, however his quantities specifically with the Orioles are a tad increased (.249/.315/.397). He isn’t exactly a energy hitter with 33 occupation homers to his title and he has a occupation 81 OPS+, though all over again, his three years in Baltimore led to a put together 91 OPS+.

Severino did see his strikeout charge spike a little bit in 2021 to 26%, which put him in the bottom 20th percentile in the league for every Statcast. His two earlier seasons, even though, put him middle of the pack across the league, as did his wander price, which ranged everywhere from 8.1% to 9% from 2019 to 2021.

Defense isn’t always Severino’s robust fit both as he has viewed a adverse DRS in 2019 (-12) and 2021 (-9) and just scarcely constructive in 2020 (+1). The Brewers corporation has worked miracles with catchers lately, although, and could glance to do the very same matter with Severino.

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The offseason is nevertheless young, but the Brewers can at least test 1 want off the listing just after today’s cost-free agent signing.