6-Year Veteran Infielder Opts Out After 5 Month Stint With Team

Versatile infielder, Johan Camargo, known for his time with the Atlanta Braves, has been released by the Kansas City Royals.

The decision came after Camargo triggered an opt-out clause in the minor league contract he signed with the Royals back in January.

Despite limited playing time in the majors this season, Camargo made a strong impression in Triple-A Omaha, showcasing his skills with an impressive .298 batting average, .412 on-base percentage, and .544 slugging percentage in 15 games.

With his six seasons of experience as a utility player, Camargo's switch-hitting ability and positional flexibility make him an intriguing option for teams in need of infield depth or dealing with injuries.

Although he is currently a free agent, it's possible for Camargo to secure a spot on a 40-man roster and potentially be retained through arbitration for the 2024 season.

Over his six-year career, the 29-year-old holds a solid .255/.313/.410 triple-slash line, with 37 home runs, 159 RBIs, two stolen bases, and 149 runs scored across 416 games played.

He should be able to find a new team fairly soon. Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports