Brewers Rumors: Team Makes Catcher Available For Trade

The Milwaukee Brewers have made catcher Victor Caratini available for trade, recognizing his value as a switch-hitting backstop with a solid season in a limited role.

Caratini boasts a .248/.338/.372 line and has hit five home runs through 148 plate appearances.

As a team with William Contreras solidifying the long-term catcher position, the Brewers aim to capitalize on Caratini's performance and provide him with an opportunity for a larger role elsewhere.

Playing on a reasonable $2.8 million arbitration salary this season, Caratini's availability could attract interest from teams seeking short-term catching help and looking to make a postseason push in 2023.

Given the scarcity of productive catchers available for trade and the thin upcoming free-agent class for catchers, Caratini's services present an appealing option for contenders looking to bolster their rosters.

Teams like the New York Yankees, Miami Marlins, or Arizona Diamondbacks, in particular, might find Caratini's skill set attractive as they seek catching depth for their postseason aspirations.

With Caratini becoming a free agent at the end of the year, acquiring him in a trade could provide teams with short-term help behind the plate, while the Brewers explore opportunities to enhance their roster in other areas and strengthen their offensive production. Photo Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports