The Los Angeles Dodgers signed catcher Travis d’Arnaud ahead of Sunday’s game in San Diego. To make room on the active roster, Matt Beaty was optioned to OKC.
The 30-year-old was recently released by the New York Mets after a rough start to the year. In 10 games, d’Arnaud was hitting .087/.160/.087 with five strikeouts in 25 plate appearances.
Austin Barnes and Russell Martin have nothing to worry about. If anything, this might open up more at-bats for the duo since the Dodgers will have the comfort of knowing that they have another catcher in case they need a pinch-hitter. With a lot of left-handers coming up, the team wanted to add a right-handed bat.
While he’s dealt with injuries and ineffectiveness the past two seasons, d’Arnaud has hit double-digit home runs in three seasons before.