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How Teams Have Fared After Losing a Primary Catcher in Free Agency

In a few short week Pirates catcher Russell Martin will become a free agent. The Pirates hope to retain him, and for good reason. Like most primary catchers he is an integral part of the team. Recent history has not be kind to teams that have lost their primary catcher to free agency. Over the past 5 of seasons a team has lost its primary catcher 13 times. For this study I’m considering...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Barajas retires to become manager in Padres' organization

Veteran catcher Rod Barajas, who last played in the Major Leagues in 2012, has retired.  Corey Brock, who covers the San Diego Padres for, tweeted the following on Barajas.Rod Barajas, who spent 14 seasons in the big leagues, will manage the #Padres AZL entry. Team tried to acquire him in the past as a player.— Corey Brock (@FollowThePadres) January 14, 2014slgckgc via...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Barajas calls it a career

Rod Barajas has officially retired after 14 seasons in the majors. But, he is not going to be out of work, as Corey Brock of reports that the 37-year-old catcher has already accepted a new job as the San Diego Padres’ rookie-ball manager. Last season Barajas was released by the Diamondbacks during spring training, with Arizona selecting Wil Nieves to back up their...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rod Barajas Retires

Journeyman catcher Rod Barajas has announced his retirement. Many remember Barajas (or do they?) from his brief stint with the Phillies sharing time with Carlos Ruiz in the glorious '07 campaign. In 48 games in '07 he hit a rather unremarkable .230/.352/.393 and eventually lost his job to Chris Coste....
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres add Rod Barajas as minor league manager

The San Diego Padres have signed Rod Barajas as the manager of their rookie-level team in the Arizona League. Barajas, 38, was a solid backstop for 14 seasons playing as recently as 2012 with Pittsburgh. If this is the end of the road for Barajas he will end his career with a .235/.284/.407 line with 136 home runs and 480 RBI. Rod Barajas, who spent 14 seasons in the big leagues...
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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