July 24, 2021

MLB Offseason News: Stephen Vogt leads a day of minor signings (Over the Monster)

Stephen Vogt signs with Diamondbacks

There was a flurry of minor deals on Wednesday, with Stephen Vogt perhaps being the most high-profile. If that doesn’t illustrate just how minor these signings were, I don’t know what will. This was not a minor-league signing, though, as the catcher was inked to a one-year, $3 million deal with Arizona. This is an interesting signing as the Diamondbacks aren’t exactly hurting at catcher, with Carson Kelly (part of the return they got in the Paul Goldschmidt deal last winter) emerged as a very good option in 2019. You can’t get by with just one catcher, though, and Vogt to move around the diamond (primarily to first base) some, too, to get some extra playing time.

Sox Spin: It’s not entirely clear what the Red Sox’ plan at catcher is this year. Christian Vázquez is certainly the starter, but whether or not they plan to bring Sandy León back is another matter. If they are looking to go in a different direction, they have to realize the catcher market is moving much more quickly than any other this year. They’ll need to act fast if this is the route they choose to pursue.

Dustin Garneau signs with Astros

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