Makers: Will Pedro Severino begin at catcher?
Omar Narvaez made the All-Star team for the Brewers last season and started 123 games as a backstop. He will not be replaced by Severino, that much is certain.
Catcher is an intense position, and appropriately so. Crouching behind the plate and handling a pitching staff for an entire season takes time and effort, which is why contenders need more than one catcher they can rely on, specifically later on in the season.
The Brewers are expected to be in the top-tier of the National League once again next season. He fits their mold, and is a bargain compared to what some catchers of his ilk will receive on the free market.
But no, he will not start. At least not.
Severinos time with the Orioles was constantly relatively on a timer, as leading prospect Adley Rutschman is ready to take over. As a former leading choice in the MLB Draft, Rutschman is the Os catcher of the future, and prospective face of the franchise. Baltimore has actually struggled strongly the last few seasons.
Apr 7, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Baltimore Orioles catcher Pedro Severino (28) tags out New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (29) in the house plate to the end the game on a double play in the l lth inning at Yankee Stadium. Necessary Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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The Milwaukee Brewers lost Manny Piña to the Atlanta Braves earlier in complimentary company. Now, they have a replacement in Pedro Severino.
Severino isnt a big name, however hes the sort of low-profile finalizing that can go under the radar as a potential replacement for Manny Piña. The Brew Crew needed a new backup catcher, and they got one thanks to basic manager Matt Arnold.
Catcher Pedro Severino and the Milwaukee Brewers are in agreement on a 1 year, $1.9 million contract, pending physical, sources acquainted with the offer inform ESPN. Severino, 28, will sign up with Omar Narvaez at catcher and has incentives in the offer that can earn him another $400,000.
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