The Giants announced this afternoon that they’ve designated catcher Rob Brantly for assignment. His spot on the roster goes to fellow backstop Chadwick Tromp, whose contract has been selected.
Brantly, 31, appeared in just one game with the Giants and went 0-for-3 before today’s DFA. He’d been thrust into an unexpectedly prominent role, teaming with Tyler Heineman to shoulder the bulk of the catching load for the Giants after Buster Posey opted out of the 2020 season. The well-traveled veteran has seen action in parts of six MLB seasons, hitting at a combined .228/.292/.330 clip in 432 plate appearances. He has a solid 28 percent caught-stealing rate from behind the dish but much less favorable number in terms of pitch framing.
In moving from Brantly to Tromp, the Giants will take a look at a younger option who has a career .275/.353/.439 slash in part of the three Triple-A seasons. The 25-year-old, Aruban-born Tromp spent his entire pro career with the Reds organization prior to 2020, but he became a minor league free agent last winter and latched on with the Giants. He’ll now get his first look at the MLB level. Joey Bart is considered to be the Giants’ future everyday catcher, but a strong showing from Tromp could put him in line to serve as a backup or part-time option down the road.
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Next Marlins waiver claim coming up
Lol was thinking the same thing
Second consecutive year playing in only 1 game for Mr. Brantly.
he did seem like the odd one out – will be glad to see tromp get some ABs
From Andrew baggarly: Giants now have Tromp and Pence on roster.
I thought Chadwick Tromp was the butler in”Downton Abbey”.
I was very confused as to how he made the roster over tromp. Tromp was mashing the ball in camp.
Tromps health allowed Brantly to make roster
Herrmann on 3 man taxi squad I wonder?
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Best of luck to Chadwick Tromp. Great guy on the team, in the clubhouse. Hope he does well. We miss him in the Reds organization.
The Padres are in SF, I am in Las Vegas and its blacked out. Seriously, mob tv is worthless.
MLB tv. Every game you want to see is blacked out
Brantley’s appearance this year was his first in the Majors in an even numbered year since 2012.
So. Cal. Giants fan
For crying out loud Kapler / Zaidi; I’ll share batting averages with you because I’m sure you have no idea;
Bring up Bart and let him get in some swings; he simply can’t do any worse!