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Matt Pagnozzi | Catcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/10/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers purchased the contract of C Matt Pagnozzi from Triple-A Nashville.
Pagnozzi will serve as an emergency third catcher for the Brewers down the stretch. He was batting just .215/.298/.382 in 71 games this season at the Triple-A level. Sep 1 - 8:29 AM

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Brewers signed C Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract.

Pagnozzi will also get an invite to the major league camp in spring training. The 31-year-old played in nine games with the Astros in 2013, going 3-for-21 with no extra-base hits. He'll serve as organizational depth.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 06:50:00 PM

Matt Pagnozzi has elected free agency.

The 30-year-old backstop appeared in nine games with the Astros in 2013, slashing a meager .143/.182/.143 in 21 at-bats. He's likely to latch on as minor league catching depth with another organization.
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Astros sent C Matt Pagnozzi outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Pagnozzi finished the season with the Astros and will likely be remembered most for spiking a baseball to the backstop. He batted .143/.182/.143 in 21 at-bats and can elect free agency.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 06:28:00 PM

Astros acquired C Matt Pagnozzi from the Braves in exchange for cash considerations.

Jason Castro's strained knee forced Houston's hand. Already playing without concussed backup catchers Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi, the Astros' only other healthy catcher is 31-year-old rookie Cody Clark. Pagnozzi is en route to Houston and will be active for Tuesday's game.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 01:53:00 PM

Braves reassigned C Matt Pagnozzi to minor league camp.

Pagnozzi was cut Wednesday when the Braves chose Evan Gattis as Gerald Laird's backup. The 30-year-old will serve as catching depth in the minors.
Wed, Mar 27, 2013 10:37:00 AM

Braves signed C Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract.

Pagnozzi hit just .224/.324/.359 in 78 games this year for the Indians' Triple-A affiliate in Columbus, Ohio. He will be low on the Braves' organizational depth chart.
Tue, Dec 4, 2012 04:39:00 PM

Indians signed C Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract.

Pagnozzi has hit pretty well during his brief stints in the majors but has a .220 batting average over parts of nine seasons in the minors. He's solid defensively, though, and will offer the Tribe organizational depth.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 12:49:00 PM

Pirates sent C Matt Pagnozzi outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pagnozzi was claimed off waivers by the Pirates in September, but they've now chosen Brian Jeroloman over him for a spot on the 40-man roster. The 29-year-old has no bat but is a solid defensive backstop.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 03:17:00 PM

Pirates claimed C Matt Pagnozzi off waivers from the Rockies.

Pagnozzi was designated for assignment by the Rockies over the weekend. The 28-year-old backstop has enjoyed success during his brief stints in the major leagues, but has a .220 batting average over parts of nine seasons in the minors.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 04:00:00 PM

Rockies designated C Matt Pagnozzi for assignment.

The move was made in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Thomas Field. Pagnozzi will almost surely clear waivers.
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 03:09:00 PM

Rockies optioned C Matt Pagnozzi to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Pagnozzi batted .286 (6-for-21) with two RBI in nearly a month with the big club. Eliezer Alfonzo will now serve as the primary backup to Chris Iannetta.
Fri, Jul 15, 2011 05:54:00 PM

Rockies purchased the contract of C Matt Pagnozzi from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

He'll serve as the primary backup to Chris Iannetta now that Jose Morales is out with a broken thumb. Pagnozzi, 28, was batting .275/.340/.418 with one home run and 16 RBI over his first 102 plate appearances at the minor league level this season. He's unlikely to have any fantasy value.
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 05:13:00 PM

Rockies signed C Matt Pagnozzi to a minor league contract.

Pagnozzi, 28, has a .333/.391/.452 batting line with one home run and 10 RBI over 49 major league plate appearances, all with the Cardinals. The Rockies intend to add another catcher this offseason, so Pagnozzi would only likely crack the major league roster in the event of an injury or a trade.
Mon, Nov 29, 2010 04:24:00 PM

Matt Pagnozzi is hoping to replace Jason LaRue as the Cardinals' primary backup catcher for the 2011 season.

LaRue was forced into retirement this year due to a concussion suffered in the Cardinals' on-field brawl with the Reds in early August. Pagnozzi hasn't exactly lit up minor league pitching, but he is strong behind the plate and St. Louis doesn't require an overly active backup. These last several regular season games will act as a kind of audition for the 27-year-old Pagnozzi.
Tue, Sep 28, 2010 02:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
3Matt Pagnozzi
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
3Matt Clark
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
3Elian Herrera
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Jason Rogers
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
3Logan Schafer
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Mike Fiers
6Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Zach Duke
5Brandon Kintzler
6Jeremy Jeffress
7Tom Gorzelanny
8Marco Estrada
9Alfredo Figaro
10Wei-Chung Wang
11Rob Wooten
12Jim Henderson
13Tyler Thornburg