Miami Marlins Reach Into Past to Sign Free Agent Former Backstop

The Miami Marlins, in their never-ending search to add offense, have reunited with their former backstop, Jorge Alfaro, signing him to a minor league deal.

He'll begin his Marlins reunion with Triple-A Jacksonville.

Alfaro was with the Fish for three seasons, and posted his biggest offensive season in 2019 with them, launching 18 home runs in 430 at-bats, while starting 113 games behind the plate. 

2023 has been a tough go for the 30-year-old catcher, as he's played just 18 games at the big-league level, split between the Boston Red Sox and Colorado Rockies. He's batted just .146 with a home run, four doubles, four RBI and two runs scored. 

He's been knocking the cover off the ball at AAA, however, hitting .323 with an .890 OPS, seven homers and 33 RBIs in 46 games. 

The Marlins' catching at the MLB level ranks 18th in offense, with Nick Fortes hitting just .239 with one home run and backup Jacob Stallings only at .188 also with one dinger. 

Alfaro, if he can continue his Triple-A exploits, can add another potential power bat to the Marlins lineup.

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