Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Catcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates are adding to their catching depth, as they have signed Andrew Knapp to contract. 

The Pirates were in need of a backup catcher, and now they have landed one in Knapp. The 30-year-old is certainly used to this role, as he was exactly that for the Philadelphia Phillies last season. In 62 games during the 2021 campaign, he had two home runs, 11 RBIs, and a very low .152 batting average. This was after he had a .278 batting average in 33 games the season before, so naturally, he will be aiming to bounce back in 2022.

Knapp has spent the entirety of his five-year career with the Phillies, but now, he will join Pennsylvania's other team. In 309 career games, he had 13 home runs, 62 RBIs, and a .214 batting average.

Nevertheless, this is a small signing for the Pirates, but Knapp also answers the question of who their backup catcher will be in 2022. Let's see how the veteran does from here. 

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