Houston Astros Sign 6-Year Veteran Catcher

The Houston Astros have strengthened their catching resources by signing catcher Andrew Knapp to a minor league deal, as confirmed in an official announcement on Wednesday.

Knapp, with a history of 325 major league games across various teams, including the Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and San Francisco Giants, brings a wealth of experience to the Astros.

His major league batting line stands at .209/.310/.313 over 873 plate appearances, with 13 home runs, 66 RBIs, two stolen bases, and 83 runs scored across 325 games played.

Despite not appearing in the current major league season, Knapp's recent performance in 70 games for the Triple-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers showcased his potential, boasting a solid slash line of .253/.337/.397.

The Astros have assigned Knapp to the Triple-A Sugar Land team, effectively bolstering their catching depth.

This move aligns with the presence of César Salazar, who occupies spots on both the Triple-A roster and the 40-man roster, reinforcing the Astros' capabilities in the catching department and adding a layer of reliability for the organization's future endeavors. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports