A minor contract to LAD, a foreign batter who wore a catcher’s mask at Kiwoom.
David Freitas, who played for the Kiwoom Heroes in the KBO League, is heading to LA.
MLB Trade Lumus reported on the 10th (Korea Standard Time) that “According to Freitas’ trading history, he signed a minor league contract with the LA Dodgers and will join the spring camp as an invited player.”
Freitas made his first big league appearance in 2017, but did not play very well. He batted .200, one home run, eight RBIs, and an OPS of .556 in three seasons.
In the 2020 season, he wore the Milwaukee Brewers uniform and failed to make the big league appearance, but surprisingly, he joined the postseason entry. However, he retired lonely with one at-bats and strikeouts.
In the 2021 season, he turned to Korea, signed a contract with Kiwoom, and experienced the KBO league. He played 43 games, batting .259 with two home runs and 14 RBIs, and was replaced halfway. Kiwoom later recruited Will Crack as a substitute.
Freitas signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees last year and was notified of his release in July as he hit only 0.239 two home runs in Triple-A. And the Dodgers reached out to him 파워볼사이트
For the Dodgers, Will Smith and Austin Barnes are firmly holding out, but Diego Cartaman has been registered as a backup catcher for the 40-man roster. Kartaya is a promising prospect, but he has not even reached Double A yet.
As a result, he seems to have been recruited in case there is a gap due to injury. “MLB Trade Lumus” predicted, “If his bat reaches the level of the Major League, he will be able to stay in the Major League.”