Catcher Elects Free Agency

The Pittsburgh Pirates designated him for assignment before outrighting him after he went unclaimed on waivers.

Now, catcher Jose Godoy has elected free agency. 

The catcher was sent outright to Triple-A Indianapolis, but instead of reporting, he'll test the waters. 

Godoy got into 10 major league games this past season, split between the Minnesota Twins and Pirates, slashing an ugly .050/.136/.050, with one RBI and three runs scored. 
In total, Godoy has only played 26 games in the majors in his career.

In the minor leagues this season, the twenty-eight-year-old slashed just .227/.290/.654, with six home runs, 26 RBIs and 20 runs scored over 176 at-bats. 

Godoy should garner some interest as a competent defender behind the plate.

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