The latest minor league deals from around the sport…
- The Dodgers have inked right-hander Justin De Fratus to a minors deal, with the pitcher revealing the signing himself via his Instagram page. De Fratus is looking to make it back to the majors for the first time since 2015, when he posted a 5.51 ERA over 80 relief innings for the Phillies. The advanced metrics (4.28 FIP, 4.46 xFIP, 4.03 SIERA, .335 BABIP) paint a more forgiving portrait of that performance, and De Fratus has been a very solid reliever in his previous 114 innings out of the Phils’ bullpen dating back to 2011.
- The Marlins signed Eric Campbell to a minor league deal earlier this month, MetsMerized Online’s Jacob Resnick reports (via Twitter). Campbell signed with NPB’s Hanshin Tigers last offseason but only ended up playing 21 games in Japan. An eighth-round pick for the Mets in the 2008 draft, Campbell spent his entire North American pro career in New York’s organization, including 196 games at the big league level in 2014-16 that saw him hit .221/.312/.311 over 505 plate appearances.
Good luck Eric. Thanks for playing on the Mets during our rebuild. Regardless, LGM.
Aren’t you supposed to be better after a rebuild?
Yes, that 2015 World Series team was God awful
Nice to see campbell get another shot
dynamite drop in monty
The man makes a mean soup.
Justin Defratus… remember when he had that good 2014 (2.39 ERA, 54 G)? Good times.
De Fratus is a great dude. I had an opportunity about 4 years back to chill with him for a while. Really down to earth and genuine dude.
Hope he can come back.