MLB: NY Yankees sign veteran catcher who hits .200 in his career

The New York Yankees signed veteran receiver David freitas with a minor league contract, according to the MLB.com transaction tracker. Like others who signed during the lockout, Freitas was eligible to sign a juvenile pact by virtue of the fact that he ended the season as a minor league free agent.

Freitas has appeared in parts of three major league seasons, pairing up with the Atlanta Braves, Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers between 2017-19. The right backstop hitting has only racked up a .200 / .268 / .288 line with a home run in 143 plate appearances at the highest level:

While the 32-year-old Freitas’ production in the majors has been modest, he has a much more impressive minor league record. For parts of eight Triple-A seasons, the California native sports a line of .322 / .401 / .472

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That impressive minor league résumé caught the attention of Kiwoom Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization, who signed Freitas for the 2021 campaign. His stint in South Korea did not go as planned, however, as he hit .259 / .297 / .394 in 148 trips to the plate before being suspended in June.


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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, the LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Graduated in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: NY Yankees sign veteran catcher who hits .200 in his career