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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Brewers To Sign Pedro Severino

The Brewers have signed catcher Pedro Severino to a one-year, $1.9MM deal, ESPN.com’s Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter).  Another $400K in incentives are available to the 28-year-old backstop, who is represented by Republik Sports.  The contract will become official when Severino passes a physical.

After Manny Pina signed with the Braves earlier this week, Severino will now step directly into Pina’s role as the right-handed hitting complement to the lefty-swinging Omar Narvaez behind the plate in Milwaukee.  Narvaez struggles badly against left-handed pitching and he struggled in general in the second half of the 2021 season, so there should be a fair amount of playing time available to Severino with his new club.

Severino, for his part, has a very solid .262/.324/.441 career slash line against left-handed pitching, with particularly good numbers in both 2019 (.812 OPS in 155 PA) and 2021 (.818 OPS in 161 PA).  Severino didn’t do much against righties, however, and between his projected $3.1MM arbitration salary and Adley Rutschman looming as the Orioles’ catcher of the future, Baltimore chose to outright Severino off its 40-man roster earlier this month.  Severino then opted to become a free agent for the first time in his career.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 21, 2021 at 06:41 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. shoelesjoe Posted: November 21, 2021 at 07:38 PM (#6053909)
Hope Brewers’ fans don’t mind seeing pitches going to the backstop on a regular basis.
   2. Rough Carrigan Posted: November 21, 2021 at 07:43 PM (#6053910)
Is he Gary Sanchez quality at blocking and simply catching pitches?

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