Colorado Rockies Claim Catcher Off Waivers From Dodgers

The Colorado Rockies have claimed catcher Austin Wynns off waivers from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Wynns, a 32-year-old veteran, played in six games for the Dodgers this season before being designated for assignment.

He recorded two RBIs, no home runs, and a batting average of .154 during that time. Prior to playing for the Dodgers, he also appeared in a game for the San Francisco Giants earlier in the year.

The Rockies saw value in Wynns as a backup to their two listed catchers, Elias Diaz and Brian Serven, and added him to their 40-man roster.

Over his five-year career, Wynns holds a .229/.273/.334 triple-slash line, with 12 home runs, 53 RBIs, one stolen base, and 52 runs scored across 186 games played.

Other than the Giants and Dodgers, Wynns has spent three years with the Baltimore Orioles.

The move provides organizational depth for the Rockies and gives them a reliable emergency option behind the plate. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports