Dodgers Sign Travis d’Arnaud to One-Year Deal

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – APRIL 17: Travis d’Arnaud #18 of the New York Mets bats against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 17, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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.

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Author: Vince Samperio

Vince Samperio is the creator of Chavez Ravine Fiends. He is currently the senior social media manager at Officialize and resides in San Diego. Vince was formerly a social media programmer at Bleacher Report, and the social media manager and associate editor of Dodgers Nation.

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