ATLANTA — The Braves continue to have an active offseason, with their latest signing of C Travis d’Arnaud to a two-year contract worth $16 million. The signing adds much-needed depth at the catcher position with Brian McCann announcing his retirement after the season ended.
D'Arnaud, 30, played for the New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay rays last year batting a combined .251 (88-for-351) with 16 home runs, 69 RBI and a .745 OPS in 103 games.
The Braves other catcher is Tyler Flowers who batted .229, 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 85 games played.
D’Arnaud is the Braves’ fourth free agent signing this offseason. The other players are relievers Will Smith, Chris Martin and Darren O'Day.