Brewers Acquire Catcher From Padres

After Pedro Severino received an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs, the Milwaukee Brewers were in need of a new backup catcher. Now, they have landed themselves just that, as they have acquired Victor Caratini from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Korry Howell and Brett Sullivan.

Caratini completed his lone season with the Padres in 2021. In 116 games with the team, he had seven home runs, 39 RBIs, and a .227 batting average. Overall, it wasn't the most impressive of campaigns for the 28-year-old, but he will be aiming to do more as a member of the Brewers from here.

Caratini also comes with a pretty decent amount of major league experience, too. In 362 career games between the Chicago Cubs and Padres, he has 22 home runs, 112 RBIs, and a .242 batting average. It will be intriguing to see how much these numbers change in 2022 with Milwaukee. 

The Padres, on the other hand, have landed themselves more depth with Howell and Sullivan. At this juncture, it seems more likely that they will remain in the minors, but if they impress their new club, perhaps they can get called up as the season progresses. 

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