Padres reach agreement on parting contract with catcher Pedro SeverinoRobert Murray of FanSided reports (twitter link). According to Murray, the deal would pay him $1.95 and include an additional $550,000 in performance bonuses should he reach the majors. According to Jeff Saunders of the San Diego Union-Tribune, Severino will not immediately earn a spot on the 40-man roster.
Severino, 29, has appeared in the majors in each of the past eight seasons. He broke in as a depth player for the Nationals, appearing in 35 games at the combine from 2015-17. The linebacker got a fair amount of action over the next four seasons, which he split between the Nats and Orioles. While he struggled in his final season in Washington, he put up impressive offensive numbers as a receiver during his three years in Baltimore.
Since the 2019-21 season, Severino has hit .249/.315/.397 in 938 appearances. He hit 29 home runs and was roughly league-average in strikeouts and walks. Still, the Orioles didn’t use him in place of a projected 3.1mm arbitration salary last offseason.
Although part of the motivation is the upcoming Adley Luchman, O’s decision also reflects Severino’s defensive shortcomings. Public numbers suggest he’s a well-below-average defender. He’s routinely rated a below-average pitcher, according to Statcast, suggesting he’s 10 points below par in that regard in 2021. Severino had 10 passes and 66 wild pitches behind the plate in 883 innings in his final season. oriole. That’s the second-highest total in the MLB in those two categories, and while the pitcher certainly shoulders some of the blame, it doesn’t reflect particularly well on his work as a catcher.
After being fired by Baltimore, he signed with the Brewers in a 1.9mm free-agent deal. Severino tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug clomiphene before the season started. He attributes the results to an unintentional by-product of the fertility treatments he underwent in the Dominican Republic.
Severino was suspended for 80 games.Immediately after that ban, Milwaukee gained Victor Carlatini paired from the priest Omar Narwaz. The Brewers reinstated Severino in July, but he appeared in just eight games as the team’s No. 3 receiver before being designated as him. He went unclaimed in waivers and finished the season at Triple-A Nashville, where he hit .308/.349/.496 with four homers in 126 games.
The right-handed hitter was eligible for minor league free agency at the end of the year. He found a new landing spot in San Diego, his fourth career organization.Monks currently have austin nora, Luis Campusano with Brett Sullivan (coincidentally part of the Carlatini trade package) as a backup on the 40-man roster. Severino slid to the back of the group as the depth pick.