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Rod Barajas | Catcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/5/1975
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Cerritos (CA) JC
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Rod Barajas has accepted a job as manager of the Padres' rookie-level Arizona League affiliate.
His playing days are presumably over. Barajas, 38, batted .235/.284/.407 over the course of a 14-year major league career. He spent time with the Diamondbacks, Rangers, Dodgers, Blue Jays, Mets, Pirates and Phillies. Jan 14 - 4:26 PM

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Diamondbacks released C Rob Barajas.

So that makes Wil Nieves the backup to starting catcher Miguel Montero. Barajas will look for a new organization.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed C Rod Barajas to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

This confirms a report by Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic. Barajas will compete with Wil Nieves this spring to be Miguel Montero's backup and is unlikely to be fantasy relevant in 2013.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 04:32:00 PM

Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have signed catcher Rod Barajas.

No word yet on the specifics of the deal. Barajas batted .206/.283/.343 with 11 homers and a .625 OPS last season with Pittsburgh and threw out just six percent (6-for-99) of attempted basestealers. He'll likely compete with Wil Nieves to be Miguel Montero's backup.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that the Diamondbacks have made an offer to free agent catcher Rod Barajas.

For what it's worth, Sanchez wouldn't be surprised if the D-Backs bring back Wil Nieves as Miguel Montero's backup. Barajas will likely want more playing time, despite hitting just .206/.283/.343 with 11 homers and a .625 OPS this season while throwing out just six percent (6-for-99) of attempted basestealers.
Wed, Dec 5, 2012 10:52:00 AM

According to John Gambadoro of 620 KTAR in Phoenix, the Diamondbacks have some interest in free agent catcher Rod Barajas.

The Diamondbacks would like to use him as a backup to Miguel Montero. Barajas, 37, batted just .206/.283/.343 with 11 homers and a .625 OPS this season while throwing out just six percent (6-for-99) of attempted basestealers. It's unlikely anyone will want him as more than a part-time player at this point.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 02:21:00 PM

Pirates declined C Rod Barajas' $3.5 million club option for 2013.

There was no buyout attached to the option. Barajas batted just .206/.283/.343 with 11 homers and a .625 OPS this season while throwing out a pathetic six percent (6-for-99) of attempted basestealers. The 37-year-old has previously expressed interest in returning on a smaller deal.
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 03:35:00 PM

Rod Barajas said he's willing to take a pay cut in order to remain with the Pirates next season.

The Pirates hold a $3.5 million option on the catcher that they seem likely to decline, but Barajas doesn't mind coming back at a lesser rate. "I would like to be back here," Barajas said. "If that means we have to try to figure something out, then absolutely." The 37-year-old is batting just .197 with nine homers and 25 RBI this season.
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 06:35:00 PM

Rod Barajas has two hits, including a solo home run, in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Barajas finished the night 2-for-3. His solo homer off Michael Fiers in the seventh inning was his first since July 18. Since the All-Star break, he's hitting an abysmal .165 (13-for-79) with two homers and five RBI over 27 games. He's been losing playing time to Michael McKenry in recent weeks and is a difficult option even in deep two-catcher formats.
Fri, Aug 24, 2012 10:36:00 PM

Rod Barajas went 0-for-3 on Monday and is hitting just .125 in 72 at-bats since the All-Star break.

The Pirates knew Barajas wasn't going to hit for average or get on base, but he hasn't supplied his usual power with eight homers and 22 RBI in 252 at-bats. Michael McKenry will continue to get plenty of playing time for the foreseeable future.
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 01:24:00 AM

Rod Barajas went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to the lineup Friday.

Barajas was scratched from Thursday's game with an ongoing left knee issue, but it's not a major concern. Michael McKenry will return to a bench role.
Sat, Jul 7, 2012 03:04:00 AM

Rod Barajas (knee) expects to return to the starting lineup on Friday or Saturday.

Barajas was scratched from Thursday's lineup after his nagging left knee was barking during batting practice, but he doesn't think it's a major concern. Michael McKenry will continue to play behind the plate if he needs more time.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 10:47:00 PM

Rod Barajas was a late scratch from Thursday's lineup.

He's apparently having more issues with his left knee. Michael McKenry made the start behind the dish.
Thu, Jul 5, 2012 07:47:00 PM

Rod Barajas is back in the Pirates' lineup Tuesday.

Barajas was given Monday off due to bruising around his left knee. It was only a minor concern.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Jul 3, 2012 04:16:00 PM

Rod Barajas was scratched from Monday's lineup.

The reason for his absence isn't yet known, but it could have something to do with a recent knee injury. Michael McKenry will start behind the dish Monday night.
Mon, Jul 2, 2012 05:20:00 PM

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