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Astros' Andrew Knapp: Lands deal with Astros
Knapp signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Wednesday, Kenny Van Doren of Bally Sports Midwest reports.
Knapp was released from his minor-league deal with the Tigers earlier this month but has quickly found a new home. While he will provide the Astros with some veteran catcher depth, the team will be hoping he's not needed in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Andrew Knapp: Cut loose by Detroit
Knapp was released by the Tigers on Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
The veteran catcher had posted a .253/.337/.397 batting line through 70 games (267 plate appearances) this season with Triple-A Toledo. Knapp has had some wild swings in production during a big-league career that dates back to 2017, but given he's still just 31 years old, it's certainly conceivable he gets a fresh start with another organization.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andrew Knapp: Misses out on Opening Day roster
Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said Friday that Knapp did not make the team, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The Tigers will instead keep Eric Haase and Jake Rogers as their catchers for Opening Day. Knapp will remain in camp with the team and will likely return to Triple-A for the start of the season, where he slashed .245/.313/.486 in 230 plate appearances last year.... See More ... See Less
Tigers' Andrew Knapp: Lands in Detroit
Knapp signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Evan Petzold of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Knapp, 31, has been invited to major-league spring training. After a five-year run with the Phillies from 2017-21, Knapp bounced around to three different clubs in 2022, seeing action in just 14 games between the three stops. He'll offer catching depth in case Jake Rogers' (elbow) rehab doesn't go as expected.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Andrew Knapp: Clears waivers
Knapp cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Evan Webeck of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Knapp was designated for assignment Tuesday, but he'll remain in the organization after he went unclaimed on waivers. Over 47 games at the Triple-A level this year, he's hit .259 with 12 home runs, 36 RBI and 25 runs.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Andrew Knapp: Designated for assignment
Knapp was designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday.
After the Giants selected his contract from Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Knapp went 1-for-7 in two games with the Giants. The move to waive him comes as a result of fellow backstop Joey Bart being reinstated from the 7-day concussion list.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Andrew Knapp: Joining Giants
Knapp had his contract selected by the Giants on Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports.
After signing a minor-league contract with the team in late July, Knapp with join the big-league roster Wednesday. The 30-year-old produced a .312 average with eight homers, 25 RBI and 17 runs over 93 at-bats in 25 games with Triple-A Sacramento. Knapp will likely serve as the second option at catcher behind Austin Wynns until Joey Bart (concussion) returns from the 7-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Giants' Andrew Knapp: Finds work with Giants
Knapp signed a minor-league contract with the Giants on Friday.
Knapp is part of his fourth organization of 2022 after having been cut loose by the Reds, Pirates and Mariners since the beginning of April. With Joey Bart and Yermin Mercedes having moved up from Triple-A Sacramento to the big club in recent weeks, Knapp will help restore some catching depth with the Giants' top affiliate.... See More ... See Less
Andrew Knapp: Heads to open market
Knapp elected free agency Wednesday after clearing waivers.
Knapp will be searching for a new organization for the second time this season, as he was previously granted his release from the Pirates in May. After signing with the Mariners shortly thereafter, Knapp received a call-up from Triple-A Tacoma on June 27 and appeared in two games before being dropped from Seattle's 40-man roster two weeks later.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Andrew Knapp: Designated for assignment
Knapp was designated for assignment Saturday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Knapp had been with the big-league club since late June but appeared in just two games, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. He's no longer needed for catcher depth now that Luis Torrens is back from his shoulder injury.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Andrew Knapp: Contract selected
Knapp had his contract selected by the Mariners on Monday.
Knapp landed with the Mariners on a minor-league deal in late May after spending the first six weeks of the season with the Pirates. He should be in line to back up Cal Raleigh with both Tom Murphy (shoulder) and Luis Torrens (shoulder) sidelined. In 35 plate appearances with Pittsburgh, Knapp hit .129/.229/.161.... See More ... See Less
Mariners' Andrew Knapp: Inks MiLB deal with Seattle
Knapp signed a minor-league contract with the Mariners on Saturday.
Knapp was let go by the Pirates earlier this week and will now receive an opportunity for the Mariners. The 30-year-old appeared in 11 games for Pittsburgh and went 4-for-31 with two RBI, two runs and nine strikeouts.... See More ... See Less
Andrew Knapp: Hits free agency
Knapp cleared waivers and was released by the Pirates on Wednesday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Knapp was designated for assignment by the Pirates earlier this week, and he elected free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to the minors. The 30-year-old appeared in 11 games this year and hit .129/.229/.161 in 35 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Designated for assignment
Knapp was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Monday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Knapp saw sporadic playing time while serving as the Pirates' backup catcher early in the season, and he hit just .129 with a double, two runs and two RBI over 11 games during the first month and a half of the year. He'll lose his spot on the 40-man roster after Tyler Heineman was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Sitting third straight game
Knapp is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Dodgers.
Knapp appeared set to fill in as Pittsburgh's primary catcher after Roberto Perez (hamstring) landed on the injured list over the weekend, but he now finds himself on the bench for the third consecutive contest. Michael Perez is 2-for-6 with two home runs, three RBI and a walk in his first two games and will work behind the plate again Tuesday.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Sitting again Monday
Knapp is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Dodgers.
Knapp will stick on the bench for the second game in a row after he also sat in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Reds. Even though No. 1 catcher Roberto Perez was placed on the injured list Saturday with a hamstring issue that is expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period, Knapp looks as though he might have to settle for a timeshare at the position with Michael Perez.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Out of Sunday's lineup
Knapp is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Cincinnati.
Knapp started Game 2 of Saturday's twin bill and will take a seat Sunday after going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and a walk. Michael Perez will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Pirates.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Ejected from matinee
Knapp was ejected from the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds while in the dugout in the bottom of the sixth inning, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 30-year-old didn't appear in Saturday's matinee, but he was thrown out of the game by the home plate umpire while the Reds were batting in the bottom of the sixth. Knapp will likely be available for the second game of the twin bill.... See More ... See Less
Pirates' Andrew Knapp: Returns to action
Knapp (illness) is starting Friday against the Padres.
Knapp was scratched from Thursday's lineup due to an illness, but he'll be back in action a day later. The 30-year-old will start behind the dish and bat ninth.... See More ... See Less
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