The Dodgers signed catcher Bobby Wilson to a minor league deal which features a $1 million salary if he makes the club’s major league roster, according to FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman.
Wilson played with the Tigers, Rangers and Rays last season, batting .237/.270/.355 with seven home runs and 33 RBIs over 75 total games. He has experience as a backup catcher for the Angels and was linked to Toronto and Tampa Bay before joining the Dodgers.
Austin Barnes and Yasmani Grandal will likely serve as Los Angeles’ top two catching options, but because Barnes is capable of playing elsewhere, Wilson has a chance to earn a roster spot as the backup.
Here’s more from around the National League West:
- San Francisco is considering power-hitting options and is reportedly interested in Jae-gyun Hwang.
- Colorado is among the teams expected to be active this month, and there are plenty of relievers for the Rockies to consider.
- The Padres signed Brett Wallace, who elected to become a free agent at the end of the season, to a minor league deal.
- Rubby De La Rosa is headed back to Arizona, but this time, it’s on a minor league deal.
- Vidal Nuno is arbitration eligible for the first time, which could help the Dodgers’ payroll in 2017.