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Top Tony Wolters News

  • Dodgers' Tony Wolters: Moves to MiLB camp

    The Dodgers reassigned Wolters to minor-league camp Monday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

    Los Angeles isn't expected to carry a third catcher on the Opening Day roster behind Will Smith and Austin Barnes, so Wolters never appeared especially likely to break camp with the big club. The 29-year-old re-signed with the Dodgers on a minor-league deal in December after he initially joined the organization last August following his release from the Cubs. Before being let go by the Cubs, Wolters received 30 plate appearances from the big club in 2021, logging a .125/.276/.125 slash line.

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  • Dodgers' Tony Wolters: Joins Dodgers on minors deal

    Wolters signed a minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Saturday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

    Wolters had been in the Cubs' organization until he was released Monday. He appeared in 14 major-league games but struggled to a .125/.276/.125 slash line, dropping his career wRC+ at the big-league level to 57. He fared much better in 37 games for Triple-A Iowa, hitting .265/.385/.407, but he's unlikely to be anything more than an organizational depth option for his new club.

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  • Cubs' Tony Wolters: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Wolters cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.

    The 28-year-old was designated for assignment by the Cubs earlier in the week, but he'll remain in the organization after going unclaimed on waivers. Wolters appeared in 14 games before being cast off the 40-man roster and went 3-for-25 with five walks, three runs and 12 strikeouts.

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  • Cubs' Tony Wolters: Cast off 40-man roster

    The Cubs designated Wolters for assignment Wednesday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Chicago will swap Wolters off the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster for P.J. Higgins, whose contract was selected from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move. Even though he saw few opportunities behind No. 1 catcher Willson Contreras, Wolters struggled in his limited action with the Cubs. He posted a .401 OPS and struck out in 12 of his 30 plate appearances (40 K%).

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  • Cubs' Tony Wolters: Starting again Sunday

    Wolters is starting at catcher and batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Reds.

    Willson Contreras (thigh) remains out of the lineup for the second straight day, so Wolters will again pick up the start. The 28-year-old slashed .230/.280/.270 in 42 games for the Rockies last year and doesn't offer a ton of value offensively, though he should remain in the lineup for however long Contreras is sidelined.

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  • Cubs' Tony Wolters: Contract selected by Cubs

    Wolters' contract was selected by the Cubs on Monday.

    Wolters was designated for assignment in mid-April and has been working at the Cubs' alternate training site after he went unclaimed on waivers. The 28-year-old will now rejoin the major-league roster as the backup catcher after Austin Romine (wrist) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday. Wolters has gone hitless with a walk and one strikeout in five plate appearances this season.

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  • Cubs' Tony Wolters: Clears waivers

    Wolters has cleared waivers and was outrighted to the Cubs' alternate training site Sunday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

    Wolters was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Wednesday, and he'll remain in the organization going forward. Wolters could return to the major-league roster as catching depth at some point this year.

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  • Cubs' Tony Wolters: Cast off 40-man roster

    The Cubs designated Wolters for assignment Wednesday, Maddie Lee of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Wolters will surrender his spot on the 40-man and active rosters with Austin Romine (knee) returning from the 10-day injured list. While serving as the backup catcher behind Willson Contreras to begin the season, Wolters appeared in three games for the Cubs and went 0-for-4 with a walk.

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  • Tony Wolters: Leaving Pittsburgh

    Wolters opted out of his minor-league contract with the Pirates on Tuesday and will become a free agent, Alex Stumpf of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

    Wolters' decision to opt out comes one day after Pirates manager Derek Shelton announced that Michael Perez will open the season as the backup to top catcher Jacob Stallings. Though Wolters struggled to make an impact with the bat even while playing at altitude in Colorado over the past five seasons, his skills as a game caller and pitch framer could allow him to surface on another MLB roster as a No. 2 catcher.

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  • Cubs' Tony Wolters: Signs with Cubs

    Wolters signed a one-year contract with the Cubs on Wednesday.

    Wolters opted out of his minor-league contract with the Pirates on Tuesday after failing to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster, but he'll now serve as the backup catcher for the Cubs to begin the 2021 campaign. Austin Romine (knee) likely won't be ready for Opening Day but could compete for at-bats if Wolters struggles early in the season. However, Wolters will attempt to be productive in a depth role after hitting .230 with four doubles and eight RBI with the Rockies last season.

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  • Pirates' Tony Wolters: Lands in Pittsburgh

    The Pirates signed Wolters to a minor-league contract Thursday that includes an invitation to MLB spring training, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Though he was ultimately non-tendered by the Rockies heading into the offseason, Wolters served as the team's primary backstop in 2020, starting 35 of 60 games. Despite the benefit of playing his home games at altitude over his past five seasons in Colorado, Wolters was an unproductive hitter even by catcher's standards, accruing a .238/.323/.319 batting line with only seven home runs in 1,232 career plate appearances. The 28-year-old has drawn praise for his defense, however, and that could help his case for securing a spot on the Pirates' Opening Day roster. He'll be competing with 40-man roster players Jacob Stallings and Michael Perez and non-roster invitee Joe Hudson for one of the two or three openings at the position.

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  • Tony Wolters: Parts ways with Colorado

    Wolters was non-tendered by the Rockies on Wednesday.

    Wolters appeared in 42 games for the Rockies last season and had a career-low .550 OPS and career-high 27.5 percent strikeout rate. The 28-year-old could latch on somewhere in a backup role on a more affordable deal than his expected arbitration figure.

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  • Rockies' Tony Wolters: Remains sidelined

    Wolters isn't starting Monday against the Giants.

    Wolters will take a seat for a fourth consecutive game for Monday's series opener against the Giants. Elias Diaz is starting behind the plate in his absence.

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  • Rockies' Tony Wolters: Sitting out Sunday

    Wolters is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

    After starting in Thursday's series opener, Wolters will find himself on the bench for the third game in a row. Elias Diaz gets the nod at catcher in place of Wolters, who could find himself in a three-man timeshare at the position over the final week of the season, with Drew Butera also factoring into the mix. Wolters is slashing a lowly .222/.263/.267 with no home runs, seven RBI and eight runs on the season.

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  • Rockies' Tony Wolters: Remains on bench

    Wolters will sit for the second straight game Saturday against the Dodgers.

    If Wolters is still atop the depth chart behind the plate in Colorado, it's by a very slim margin. In the last six games, each of the Rockies' three catchers (Wolters, Elias Diaz and Drew Butera) has started a pair of games. Butera will take his turn in this one.

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  • Rockies' Tony Wolters: Not in lineup

    Wolters will not start Friday against the Dodgers, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.

    Wolters hits the bench after starting two straight games. Elias Diaz starts behind the plate in his absence.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 194 lbs
Birthplace: Vista, CA
Age: 29
Experience: 5
Bats/Throws: L, R