The Giants obviously have one of the best catchers in the game in Buster Posey, though he's caught fewer than 100 games in each of the last two years, so whoever becomes his backup could make a fair amount of starts. Rupp owns a career .234/.298/.407 line in 296 games, numbers which don't excite but which are perfectly adequate for a backup catcher. He was stuck in Triple-A for the entirety of last season, spending time with three different organizations. He'll primarily be battling Aramis Garcia, who hit .286/.308/.492 in a 19-game cameo last season, for a roster spot.
Rupp was let go by the Twins on Wednesday, but he quickly latched on with his next team. He'll report to Triple-A Tacoma after hitting .226 with 17 extra-base hits and 32 RBI through 52 games at Triple-A Rochester. Rupp hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2017 with the Phillies.
Rupp was cut by the Twins on Wednesday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.
Rupp appeared in 52 games for Triple-A Rochester in 2018, putting together a .226/.316/.446 slash line with 11 homers and 32 RBI. He'll look to latch on elsewhere following his release.
Rupp inked a minor-league deal with Minnesota on Monday, ESPN's Darren Wolfson reports.
Rupp was released by the Rangers on Saturday, but he's already caught on with a new team, and he'll be sent to Triple-A Rochester. During his last stint in the major leagues (which came in 2017 with the Phillies), Rupp hit .217 with 14 home runs and 34 RBI over 88 games. If he performs well in the minors, he could get an opportunity to earn playing time at the big-league level. Bobby Wilson is currently the only healthy catcher, with Mitch Garver (quadriceps) listed as day-to-day, and Jason Castro (knee) set to miss the rest of the season.
The Rangers released Rupp on Saturday.
After failing to win a roster spot with the Phillies in spring training, Rupp was cut loose and quickly landed a minor-league deal from Texas. Despite the Rangers' lack of quality catching depth, Rupp was unable to muscle his way onto the big-league roster, despite hitting a respectable .274/.346/.540 over 130 plate appearances with Triple-A Round Rock. Rupp shouldn't have much trouble landing an opportunity elsewhere, with the Twins among the organizations that have already reached out to the 29-year-old, according to Darren Wolfson of Channel 5 Saint Paul.
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