Joseph was non-tendered by the Diamondbacks on Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The 33-year-old backstop has been worth -0.4 fWAR in 321 plate appearances over the last two seasons and has a career .223 average. He may have to settle for a minor-league deal if he wants to play in 2020.
Joseph was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Sunday. Joseph had a couple stretches in the majors this season but spent the bulk of the year with Reno, where he had a .265/.324/.481 slash line in 48 games. He'll provide catching depth behind Carson Kelly and Alex Avila.
Joseph was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Friday. Joseph spent the last couple weeks with the Diamondbacks while fellow backstop Alex Avila was on the injured list, but he will head back to Reno now that Avila is returning to action Friday. Joseph figures to be the top option next time Arizona needs to add a catcher from the minor-league ranks.
Joseph was recalled by the Diamondbacks on Friday, Jack Magruder of The Sports Xchange reports. Joseph will replace Alex Avila, who landed on the injured list with a calf strain in a corresponding move. The Diamondbacks have heavily rotated their catchers all season, so Joseph could potentially see a fairly even split behind the plate with Carson Kelly.
Joseph was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Thursday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. Joseph has struggled to a .176 average with two RBI over nine contests this season, so he'll head to the minors in an attempt to find his swing. The Diamondbacks recalled Tim Locastro from Triple-A in a corresponding move.