Conquers Sign Travis d’Arnaud
The Braves have marked free-operator catcher Travis d’Arnaud to a two-year contract worth $16MM dollars, as per an official group declaration. The arrangement will pay him $8MM in both 2020 and 2021.
The agreement puts a bow on what’s ended up being a decent year for d’Arnaud, who got himself jobless after the Mets assigned him for task in May. Two exchanges later, he arrived with the Rays and continued to post a .263/.323/.459 batting line for his new club.
With top free-specialist catcher Yasmani Grandal marking with the White Sox on Thursday and d’Arnaud off the board, groups who entered the offseason needing getting have seen their alternatives flimsy out impressively in the course of the most recent a few days. It is anything but a particularly profound class of free specialists, and d’Arnaud was broadly viewed as the second-best catcher available. The top residual choices incorporate Robinson Chirinos, Yan Gomes, and Martin Maldonado.
More to come.