Yo, wassup, guys? I’m here to deliver the big Dodgers news of the week: the team has signed catcher David Freitas to a minor-league contract!
The most important thing here is that he played for a year at the University Of Hawaii, posting a .292/.389/.472/.861 line in his one year there, which automatically makes this signing smart.
Freitas is entering his age-34 season and bolsters their catcher depth, spending last year in AAA with the Yankees, posting a .239/.310/.345/.655 line. He hasn’t played in the majors since 2019, but in three seasons he has a .200/.268/.288/.556 slash, though over his 12-year minor-league career he has a better .286/.371/.432/.803 line.
As previously mentioned, the Dodgers will probably have top prospects at every level in their system this year, so something would have to go seriously wrong for Freitas to get an extended run in the majors. But hey, nothing else important happened this week, so covering the catching depth situation in the minors seems worth it!