Los Angeles Dodgers

Sources: Brewers improve at catcher, agree to 1-year deal with Yasmani Grandal


His bat will be an upgrade for Milwaukee over last season’s platoon of Manny Piña and Erik Kratz and leaves the Los Angeles Dodgers with a possible hole to fill at the catcher position to pair alongside Austin Barnes .


His offensive production and defensive framing ability convinced the Brewers to sign Grandal despite the cost of a draft pick.


Since Yasmani Grandal’s 2012 debut, only Buster Posey has had a better adjusted OPS among catchers.


Since Grandal’s 2012 debut, only Buster Posey has had a better adjusted OPS among catchers.


Still, his October shortcomings are not insignificant, and the last scouts would have seen of Grandal was his being replaced as the Dodgers’ starter for another postseason.


The Dodgers gave him the qualifying offer, which dampened Grandal’s free agent case in a deep catching class that still includes Martin Maldonado , Evan Gattis , Matt Wieters , Devin Mesoraco and Nick Hundley .






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