Reds Sign Veteran Catcher

The Cincinnati Reds have added to their catching depth, as they have signed Sandy Leon to a minor league contract. 

Leon spent the 2021 season as a member of the Miami Marlins. In 83 games on the year, he had four home runs, 14 RBIs, and a .183 batting average. With numbers like these, it's fair to say that the veteran catcher struggled to hit for contract. Yet, if the 33-year-old is called up to the majors during this season, he will be aiming to change that. 

There's a potential chance that Leon could land himself the backup job if he performs well in Triple-A. This is a role that he is very used to, so Cincinnati may eventually elect to promote him. In 500 career games between the Washington Nationals, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland, and Marlins, he has 31 home runs, 141 RBIs, and a .212 batting average. Time will tell if he has the chance to build on these totals in 2022. 

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