Atlanta Braves Sign Veteran Catcher

The Atlanta Braves have signed catcher Manny Pina to a two-year, $8 million contract. He is set to make $3.5 million next season and $4.5 million in 2023.

Pina's deal also comes with a $4 million club option for the 2024 campaign. 

Pina had played for the Milwaukee Brewers since the 2016 season, where he was primarily their backup catcher. With the Braves, he will surely hold the same role. Keep in mind, the Braves just signed Travis d'Arnaud to a two-year, $16 million extension in August. He of course will be their main guy from here.

Pina is a nice backup option to have, though. He provides solid defense behind the plate and also can come with a little bit power. Yet, at the same time, he struggled to hit for contact this season. In 75 games with the Brewers, he had 13 home runs, 33 RBIs and a .189 batting average. 

Joining the Braves will be a big change for Pina. He spent the vast majority of his MLB career with them. Fun fact - he actually also played five total games with the Kansas City Royals between the 2011 and 2012 seasons. 

Nonetheless, this seems like it could be a good depth move for the Braves. We will have to see how this works out.

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