Monday, January 04, 2010

Padres get another catcher

January 4, 2010

Why get just One AAA Catcher when you can have Two?

Padres must agree because they went out and signed Chris Stewart to a minor league deal.

Stewart, 28, capped off an 8 year run in the minors by spending last season as the backup in AAA Scranton Wilkes Barre in the Yankees system. He hit .280/.375/.341/.716 in 232 abs over 78 games. He doesn't have any power and he doesn't really hit for very high average either, a .259 career average in the minors, and he doesn't even play good defense (9 passed balls in 78 games).

Well I guess he IS depth.

In a related, and kind of sad, story:

According to, the Rockies have come to an agreement with Miguel Olivo today on a 1 year deal worth $2 million for 2010 and an option for 2011 at $2.5 million with a $500k buyout.

2 years, $5 million. Money even the Padres could afford.