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 MLBtraderumors.com, 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.