ROD BARAJAS RUMORS & GOSSIP
Rod Barajas has officially called it a career after 14 seasons in the majors, but he’s not going to be out of work: Corey Brock of MLB.com reports that the 37-year-old longtime catcher has already accepted a new job as the Padres’ rookie-ball manager.
Last season Barajas was released by the Diamondbacks during spring training, with Arizona opting for Wil Nieves to back up Miguel Montero.
The story of Rod Barajas’ missing World Series ring has a happy ending. Barajas, 37, saw his first regular action as a big leaguer with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001 — the year the team beat the New York Yankees in the World Series. Even though he only batted .160 in 51 games as a backup catcher that season, Barajas went 2-for-5 with a home run in the thrilling seven-game...
PHOENIX -- Rod Barajas is one of the great success stories in Diamondbacks history, a tribute not only to their scouting but to his perseverance. A World Series ring, 136 home runs and six stops later, Barajas is back to complete the circle.
We are hoping to make some new memories this time around, Barajas said.
Barajas is one of the handful of original D-backs, signed out of...
Catcher Rod Barajas has returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks, where he started his major league career.
The team said Sunday the 37-year-old agreed to a minor league contract. He will go to spring training and compete with Wil Nieves for a backup job behind Miguel Montero.
Barajas hit .206 with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in 321 at-bats for Pittsburgh last year. According to STATS, he...
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February 10, 2013
At one point last season, the Pirates were 63-47, right in the thick of the National League playoff race. They were in excellent position to finish at .500 or above for the first time since 1992; they just needed to win 18 of their remaining 52 games. They won 16 of their remaining 52 games and really Pirates’d everything up. What happened to the Pirates? Well, you can’t blame...
Today we started the 2012 recaps of the individual positions, focusing on the 2012 season and a look ahead at future seasons and the prospects in the organization. The first position was a spot that will probably lead to a lot of discussion over the off-season, and that was the catching position. In the writeup, Kristy noted that Michael McKenry could get the starting job next year...
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Pirates’ fans love manager Clint Hurdle. They adore his straightforward approach. Members of the Pittsburgh media are entranced by him. They live off of the folksy nuggets of baseball wisdom the Michigan native peppers throughout his nightly post-game press conferences, like bees drawn to...
No player at any position on any team could possibly have been struggling more than Rod Barajas. The Pittsburgh Pirates' beleaguered catcher was batting .127 with no home runs, no RBI and seemingly no end in sight as he stepped into the box Tuesday night with two outs in the ninth and Alex Presley on third base, Pittsburgh trailing the Washington Nationals by a run. Then...
The Pittsburgh Pirates impressed Rod Barajas with an aggressive pitch in free agency, selling the veteran catcher on the team's promising future and the role he could play in helping them be successful.
Manager Clint Hurdle envisions the 36-year-old having a positive influence on a revamped pitching staff, strengthening the defense and impacting the offense, too.
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February 22, 2012
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed veteran catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year deal with a club option for 2013.
Terms of the contract were not immediately disclosed Thursday.
The 36-year-old Barajas hit .230 with 16 home runs and 47 RBIs last season while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Pirates are in need of catching help after declining the options on veterans Chris...
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November 10, 2011