MLB: Unusual, Baltimore only has one receiver on the roster of 40 and signed him today

Although the one of Jacob Nottingham It’s a minor league contract, it’s noteworthy for the Baltimore Orioles given his status as a receiver. They currently have no catchers on their 40-man roster. In 2021, most of the time behind the plate went to Pedro Severino, who was eliminated at the end of the season and has since signed with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Chance Sisco had some playing time in the first half of the year, but the New York Mets claimed him on waivers in June. Austin Wynns and Nick Ciuffo, who were also in the mix, were eliminated from the roster at the end of the season:

The club has the top consensus prospect in baseball, Adley Rutschman, who will debut sometime in 2022 after he finished this year at Triple-A. However, they will need other available capture options to fill the position until their call-up, or to act as a backup to Rutschman later in the year.

That means Nottingham, 26 years old, 1.88 meters tall and 99 kilos in weight, has a decent path to some playing time in the majors next year 2022.

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In the past four seasons, Nottingham has played just 53 major league games, hitting eight home runs and cutting .184 / .277 / .421 in that time, with a strikeout rate of 38.5%. In 2021, he had 45 plate appearances in 15 games. He hit three home runs and dropped .150 / .222 / .400, with a strikeout rate of 44.4% in that small sample size.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond 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 a friendly NBA 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: Unusual, Baltimore only has one receiver on the roster of 40 and signed him today