The Diamondbacks have signed utilityman Rob Refsnyder to a minor league contract that contains an invitation to the team’s big league Spring Training camp. The pact was announced by the official Twitter feed of the Reno Aces, the Diamondbacks’ Triple-A affiliate.
Refsnyder was granted free agency after a 2018 season that saw him post a .283/.357/.402 slash line over 208 PA at the Triple-A level in the Rays’ organization, while also appearing in 40 Major League games for the Rays and hitting .167/.314/.274 over 103 PA. The season essentially sums up Refsnyder’s career, as he has hit well at the minor league level but failed to carry that success over across 423 career MLB plate appearances with the Rays, Blue Jays and Yankees from 2015-18.
Refsnyder was once seen as a potential second baseman of the future for New York, though he spent time at second base, first base, both corner outfield slots, and even one inning at third base over his big league career. This versatility will give him a shot at winning a bench job with the D’Backs this spring, especially if Daniel Descalso leaves Arizona for another team in free agency.
the diamondbacks just got themselves the best FA on the market
I think that Max Wildstein had it first right after Kelby Tomlinson was signed
And the legend continues. The irony… Diamondbacks were the team Yankees received Peter O’Brien from.
Almost 1st. 3rd. Don’t worry you’ll be first next time.
So close yet so far
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Long as xabial knows he’s 1st thing on your mind when you head Down to the comment section bb1600 im sure they’ll manage.
Wouldn’t surprise me. He’s all for getting attention.
But always first in your ❤️
It must be exhausting being you.
Jeez guys lay off the X-Man. He is just like a pesky younger brother. Play nice.
Other way around. DBacks got O’Brien from New York in exchange for Martin Prado
You’re right. Thank you for the correction.
The DBacks are serious about contending in 2019. Major piece.
Goldy is just a bench bat now, they just got their 1B of the future
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The future HOFer finds a new home.
haha I love it of he broke out.
Not every day you get to sign a future Hall of Famer on a minor league contract
Not teue if you read the comments here, because according to the comments that happens almost every day. 😉
Now if they acquire Swihart, they’ll be the odds- on favorite in the NL West……
Are you serious? That’s a guaranteed World Series victory! Not just the NL West.
Hey – a couple of Top 100 Prospects!
Just guessing BTM they both already have bank accounts you’d be drooling over…
I really hope that Refsnyder isn’t a reader of MLBTR. Actually if he is these comments have to motivate him.
Mark, you seem to agree that Refsnyder had some sort of “versatility”. We’ll have to agree to disagree. He’s a defensive pylon.
There is a phrase used to describe him in baseball, “the man with no position.” . This tag started while he was with the Yankees.
I hope he can learn to hit in the bigleagues before the physcial skills deteriorate but it seems highly unlikely.
I give the Refster rave reviews across the board.