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CHRISTIAN BETHANCOURT RUMORS

What does Bethancourt signing mean for Padres' catcher situation?

It will take a while before we discover if the San Diego Padres made a savvy move in acquiring Christian Bethancourt, but in the meantime, they will need to sort out how they manage their situation at catcher within their organization.Bethancourt, a once highly touted prospect, joins both Austin Hedges and Derek Norris at the position, which creates a logjam behind the dish. The...
Via Fox Sports
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves, Padres Trade Uncertain Futures of Bethancourt, Kelly

The Braves kept working the trade machine on Thursday, as they continue to tear down their team in hopes of building it back up. The club once again directed its attention to the National League West, this time getting the now-limbered-up Padres into the mix. And in doing so, they managed to get a couple of players in Casey Kelly and Ricardo Rodriguez who may have interest in the...
Via Fangraphs
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves deal C Bethancourt to Padres

The Atlanta Braves have dealt away young catcher Christian Bethancourt after a disappointing season in which he failed to take advantage of his chance to take over the starting job.Once hyped as the catcher of the future, the 24-year-old Bethancourt was dealt to the San Diego Padres on Thursday for right-handed pitcher Casey Kelly and minor league catcher Ricardo Rodriguez.Bethancourt...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves deal C Bethancourt to Padres after dismal year

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves have dealt away young catcher Christian Bethancourt after a disappointing season in which he failed to take advantage of his chance to take over the starting job. Once hyped as the catcher of the future, the 24-year-old Bethancourt was dealt to the San Diego Padres on Thursday for right-handed pitcher Casey Kelly and minor league catcher Ricardo...
Via Associated Press
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves catcher Bethancourt undergoes knee surgery to repair torn meniscus

Atlanta Braves catcher Christian Bethancourt underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Monday night. Bethancourt expects to return to his offseason training regimen before December. The 24-year-old catcher announced the procedure on his Instagram page, writing, "Not the best way to start the offseason but oh well I guess this is life. Last night...
Via Fox Sports South
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves’ Christian Bethancourt Waiting for Opportunity to Shine

  Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran, left, speaks with catcher Christian Bethancourt in the first inning of play against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Miami, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) Christian Bethancourt has built a fair amount of buzz in prospect circles for a few years now, especially after the Atlanta Braves parted with long-time...
Via The Sports Journal
May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves notebook: Rookie catcher Bethancourt embracing opportunity

Christian Bethancourt's second major league call-up could potentially force him to miss some time at All-Star weekend -- the setting of his past two All-Star breaks. But after being showcased as one of the top catcher prospects in baseball in 2012 and 2013, he'll gladly accept the alternative. "When I got the call, it was exciting because I was going to be in my third straight game...
Via Fox Sports South
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves considering promotion for Christian Bethancourt

In order to get more offense injected into their lineup the Atlanta Braves are considering calling up catcher Christian Bethancourt from Triple-A Gwinnett reports Mark Bowman of Braves.com. Bethancourt, 22, has been hot in June at Gwinnett. Bethancourt is hitting .375/.380/.438 in 13 June games. On the season Bethancourt is hitting .274/.301/.371 with two home runs and 29 RBI in...
Via Tireball.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect Bethancourt staying patient as offense develops

GWINNETT, Ga. -- With a pop time -- how long it takes a catcher to receive a pitcher and get the ball to second base -- that's just a tick below Pudge Rodriguez at 1.78 seconds, Christian Bethancourt's defense has never been questioned. The Braves prospect's offense is still developing -- and that power, that's coming. During batting practice at Triple-A Gwinnett's Coolray Field...
Via Fox Sports South
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves prospect Bethancourt could challenge for 2015 starting job

Top-tier catcher prospects typically bubble up to the surface. By talent or, occasionally, by necessity, the Buster Poseys and Carlos Santanas of the baseball world find their way to the major league level one way or another. They, at the very least, get their shot. Christian Bethancourt, who has been rated as a top-10 prospect at catcher for the past three years in the Braves organization...
Via Fox Sports South
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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