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Astros' Victor Caratini: Agrees to terms with Astros
Caratini signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Astros on Tuesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Caratini spent two seasons as Milwaukee's backup catcher, and he seems primed to take on the same role behind Yainer Diaz in Houston. The switch-hitting Caratini slashed .259/.327/.383 with seven homers and 25 RBI across 226 plate appearances last season, and his reputation as an excellent framer should help him earn occasional starts behind the dish.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Goes deep in win
Caratini went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 6-0 win over the Cardinals.
Caratini drew his 51st start behind the dish for the Brewers and made the most of it. His seventh homer of the year came in the sixth inning and chased Miles Mikolas from the game. Caratini has provided solid production as William Contreras' backup in Milwaukee with a .253/.327/.382 slash line over 57 games.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Homers in win
Caratini went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, one RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the White Sox.
Caratini contributed to Milwaukee's cause by reaching base three times, including his sixth home run of the season. The homer was the first since July 6 for the part-timer, who has produced a respectable .325 on-base percentage in 169 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Starting at first base
Caratini is making his first start of the season at first base, batting fifth Friday against Atlanta.
The 29-year-old catcher will draw the start at first base with the Brewers thin at the position, as Rowdy Tellez (forearm) and Brian Anderson (back) are unavailable. Caratini has produced a .200 batting average with a homer, four RBI and three runs scored over 20 at-bats in seven games this month.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Powers offense in win
Caratini went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Thursday's 3-2 win against the Mets.
Caratini was the only Brewer with multiple hits in the contest, and his two-run shot off Max Scherzer in the sixth inning provided the bulk of Milwaukee's output in the narrow victory. With William Contreras entrenched as the team's primary backstop, Caratini has been on the bench more often than not of late -- his start Thursday was his first over Milwaukee's past four games. Caratini has made the most of his limited opportunities in June, slashing .344/.389/.531 with two homers, seven RBI, six runs and a stolen base over 10 contests.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Homers in win
Caratini went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Reds.
Carantini's homer off Ben Lively was his third of the season and his first since May 9. His two-hit performance was also his first multi-hit effort since May 4. Carantini is now just 3-for-26 (.148) in his last seven games. For the season, he's slashing .216/.301/.338 with 10 RBI through 83 plate appearances while backing up William Contreras in Milwaukee.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Records two RBI
Caratini went 0-for-5 with two RBI in Friday's extra-inning victory over the Reds.
Caratini was held without a hit, but he did record multiple RBI in a game for the second time this season. Caratini has not made much contact of late, picking up just three hits over his last 37 at-bats, but he has gotten a fair share of opportunities, starting eight of Milwaukee's last 18 games. Starting catcher William Contreras opened the other 10 games behind the plate and also served as the designated hitter three times over that span.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Smacks homer
Caratini went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's 6-2 loss against the Dodgers.
Caratini hit one of the two Milwaukee homers in the seventh inning. The backup catcher has two home runs on the season and an .867 OPS. He is William Contreras' backup but has produced at the plate when given at bats.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Hits first long ball of season
Caratini went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 6-2 victory over the Tigers.
After striking out in his first at-bat, Caratini smoked a two-run blast in the third to give Milwaukee a 5-0 lead, marking his first long ball of the season. He added a single his next time up, giving him two multi-hit games this year. Caratini continues to operate as the backup behind William Contreras and has appeared in only nine of the Brewers' first 25 games, but he's put up solid offensive numbers in his limited action.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Picks up four hits in loss
Caratini went 4-for-4 with one run scored in Saturday's loss against the Padres.
Carantini has gotten limited playing time to begin the season as the backup catcher, but the 29-year-old took advantage of a start Saturday against his former with the four-hit effort. With a career .673 OPS over parts of seven seasons, it's unlikely there are too many more of these games coming for Caratini for the rest of the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Enjoying another hot spring
Caratini is 9-for-23 (.391) with a home run, three RBI and a 3:3 BB:K through 10 appearances this spring.
Caratini owns a .932 OPS over 98 career exhibition games, so his hot spring is not particularly surprising. It has, though, ensured he will break camp as the backup catcher behind William Contreras.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Avoids arbitration
Caratini signed a one-year, $2.8 million contract with the Brewers on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Caratini has served as a backup catcher for the majority of his career. However, he's managed to top 300 plate appearances in each of his last two seasons while also grading out as a well above-average framer behind the dish. Entering 2023, Caratini figures to serve as the secondary catcher in Milwaukee behind William Contreras.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Drills three-run blast
Caratini went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a walk in Monday's 6-4 win over Colorado.
Caratini launched the go-ahead shot during Milwaukee's four-run sixth inning. He snapped a 24-game homerless drought with his first long ball since Aug. 4 and ninth on the year. The 29-year-old catcher is now slashing .207/.317/.365 with 17 extra-base hits and 29 RBI through 259 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Back on bench versus righty
Caratini is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cubs.
Caratini went 2-for-12 with a run scored while starting in each of the Brewers' last three games, all of which came with left-handed pitchers taking the hill for the opposition. The lefty-hitting Omar Narvaez will step back in behind the plate Sunday against Cubs righty Adrian Sampson, so the switch-hitting Caratini looks like he'll fill a short-side platoon role moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Resting Wednesday
Caratini is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers.
Caratini will give way to Mario Feliciano behind the dish after catching in the first two games of the series. Though he remains atop the depth chart for now, Caratini could soon fade to the No. 2 role after top backstop Omar Narvaez (quadriceps) began a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Catches breather Sunday
Caratini is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
After starting eight straight games, Caratini will get a chance to rest. Mario Feliciano will take Caratini's place behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Brewers' Victor Caratini: Three hits in loss
Caratini went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Cardinals.
Caratini was the only player on either team to record multiple hits. He also produced the Brewers' lone run, plating Luis Urias with a single in the seventh inning. Caratini entered Friday 0-for-10 across his last three games, though his starting role is not yet in doubt since Omar Narvaez (quadriceps) is a week away from beginning a rehab assignment. For the season, Caratini is slashing .233/.351/.413 with eight home runs, 22 RBI, 21 runs scored and seven doubles through 205 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
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