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July 21, 2021 12:52 PM
Rockies' Dustin Garneau: Signs minor-league contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Wednesday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.

Garneau was let go by the Tigers on Thursday, but he'll land another minor-league deal less than a week later. The 33-year-old played for the Rockies during the first three seasons of his career, and he'll report to Triple-A Albuquerque going forward.

July 16, 2021 03:36 PM
Dustin Garneau: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers released Garneau from his minor-league contract Thursday.

Garneau was sidelined for most of May with a fractured wrist, but he returned to action for Toledo in early June and was slashing .176/.283/.431 across 60 plate appearances with the affiliate on the season. Toledo already had Grayson Greiner and Juan Centeno on the roster as options at catcher, rendering the 33-year-old Garneau somewhat redundant. Garneau will look to land a minor-league deal with an organization lacking in catching depth at the Triple-A level.

May 12, 2021 12:48 AM
Tigers' Dustin Garneau: Out with broken wrist
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau was placed on the minor-league injured list Tuesday with a fractured wrist, Evan Woodbery of reports.

The 33-year-old should be considered out indefinitely while recovering from the injury. It's terrible timing for the Tigers, as Garneau figured to be an option for a promotion with Grayson Greiner (hamstring) expected to require a trip to the injured list.

March 30, 2021 03:04 PM
Tigers' Dustin Garneau: Heads to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Tigers reassigned Garneau on Tuesday to their alternate training site in Toledo.

Garneau will be joined at the alternate site by fellow backstop Eric Haase after both players missed out on winning either of the available catching jobs with Detroit this spring. Both Garneau and Haase are expected to be part of the Triple-A Toledo roster when the minor-league season begins in May.

February 28, 2021 05:00 PM
Tigers' Dustin Garneau: Starts in spring opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau went 1-for-2 with an RBI in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.

Garneau started at catcher and batted ninth in the Tigers' spring training opener. Wilson Ramos served as the designated hitter in this one and will be the team's primary backstop, but Garneau will get a shot at a reserve role, with Grayson Greiner his primary competition for a roster spot. Garneau struggled in 2020 with the Astros, posting a .562 OPS in 17 games, though he did post a .757 OPS playing for the Angels and Athletics in 2019.

December 23, 2020 01:04 PM
Tigers' Dustin Garneau: Invited to spring training
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Wednesday as a non-roster invitee.

Garneau was unable to generate much production as the Astros' backup catcher in 2020, slashing .158/.273/.289 with one home run and four RBI over 46 plate appearances. He'll get to work with the Tigers' major-league coaching staff during spring training while attempting to secure a roster spot in the big leagues.

October 30, 2020 06:44 PM
Dustin Garneau: Becomes free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau cleared outright waivers and elected free agency Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.comreports.

Garneau didn't do much in 46 plate appearances as the Astros' backup catcher, hitting just .158/.273/.289. He'll likely be looking to land somewhere on a minor-league deal as a team's third catcher, given that he owns a 61 wRC+ in parts of six big-league campaigns.

August 27, 2020 01:00 PM
Astros' Dustin Garneau: Goes deep in nightcap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and a second run scored in the nightcap of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Angels.

The Astros split up the catching duties for the doubleheader, as Martin Maldonado caught the first game. Garneau's home run was his first of the season, and his appearance was just the ninth in 31 games.

July 27, 2020 11:56 PM
Astros' Dustin Garneau: Makes first start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau started at catcher and went 1-for-3 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored in Monday's 8-5 win over the Mariners.

Garneau made his first appearance and start Monday, spelling Martin Maldanodo behind the plate. He has more MLB experience than Garrett Stubbs, who returns from last season, and won the backup job during summer camp.

March 16, 2020 01:08 AM
Astros' Dustin Garneau: Projected backup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau is projected to be the Astros' backup catcher, per Brian McTaggart of

Garneau, who is in a battle with Garret Stubbs to back up Martin Maldonado, has about a half-season's worth of plate appearances in the majors over a five-year span. He has an experience advantage, but Stubbs has organizational familiarity, having been with the Astros since 2015. They've each appeared in 10 spring games, but the 26-year-old Stubbs has outperformed the 32-year-old Garneau at the dish. There's a chance both players land a roster spot, as Stubbs can serve as the third catcher and play some outfield.

November 27, 2019 01:12 AM
Astros' Dustin Garneau: Signs major-league deal with Astros
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau agreed to a one-year major-league contract with the Astros on Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

Garneau appeared in 35 games for the Angels and Athletics last season, hitting .244/.350/.407. He'll have a shot to make the Opening Day roster, depending on what the Astros do at the position over the rest of the offseason, as he and Garrett Stubbs are currently the only catchers on the team's 40-man roster.

August 28, 2019 11:04 AM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Candidate for promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau is a candidate to be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas when rosters expand Sunday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

The veteran was just outrighted to the Aviators on Aug. 19 after slashing .294/.368/.588 with one home run and seven RBI over seven games with the Athletics during Josh Phegley's time on the shelf with a thumb injury. The other candidate for the third catcher spot once rosters expand is hot-hitting prospect Sean Murphy, so a potential callup for Garneau remains firmly up in the air at this point. "You have to balance where Sean is after his injuries and how much he could potentially play," manager Bob Melvin said. "You have a guy like Dustin who is used to not playing and could fulfill that role. There will be a lot of talk leading up into Sunday on who that will be."

August 19, 2019 05:28 PM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau was sent outright to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

Garneau will join Oakland's Triple-A affiliate after being designated for assignment by the Athletics and subsequently going unclaimed on waivers. The backstop appeared in seven games with the A's, slashing .294/.368/.588 with one home run and seven RBI.

August 17, 2019 02:44 PM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Friday.

He was scooped up by the A's at the beginning of August, and he hit .294 with a home run and seven RBI over seven contests while filling in for Josh Phegley (thumb). Garneau will head to waivers after being booted from the 40-man roster.

August 15, 2019 06:08 PM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros.

Garneau will stick on the bench for a second straight game as Chris Herrmann picks up another start behind the dish Thursday. Since the All-Star break, Garneau is hitting .229 with three home runs and a .794 OPS in 17 games.

August 14, 2019 02:04 PM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: On bench Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants.

The 32-year-old is not in the lineup for what appears to just be a routine day off as he splits time with Chris Herrmann, who is starting at catcher Wednesday and batting eighth.

August 10, 2019 04:16 PM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Heads to bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau is out of the lineup Saturday against the White Sox.

Chris Herrmann will start behind the plate and hit ninth against right-hander Reynaldo Lopez. Garneau has started in eight of the past 10 contests, going 5-for-25 with a home run, seven RBI and three walks. The right-handed-hitting catcher is slashing just .214/.323/.375 in 65 plate appearances against righties.

August 10, 2019 02:12 PM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Continues timely hitting
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau went 1-for-3 with a two-run double and a walk in a win over the White Sox on Friday.

Garneau has now racked up seven RBI over his first four games in Oakland, with Friday serving as his third multi-RBI effort during that stretch. The veteran backstop will continue alternating with Chris Herrmann behind the dish while Josh Phegley (thumb) remains sidelined, and if Garneau continues to generate similar production at the plate over coming games, it will be interesting to see what direction the Athletics take with their logjam at catcher once Phegley returns.

August 7, 2019 07:04 AM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Slugs third homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's 11-4 win over the Cubs.

His second-inning blast off Jon Lester was Garneau's first homer in an Oakland uniform in only his second game with the team. The veteran backstop now has three long balls and 12 RBI in 30 games between the A's and Angels, but he'll likely lose his roster spot once Josh Phegley (thumb) gets healthy.

August 3, 2019 11:12 PM
Athletics' Dustin Garneau: Claimed by A's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Garneau was claimed off waivers by the A's on Saturday.

Josh Phegley (thumb) is on the injured list and top prospect Sean Murphy (knee) is on the shelf at Triple-A, so Garneau will provide some organizational depth at catcher over the rest of the season. He hit .232/.346/.362 with two home runs in 82 plate appearances with the Angels before being designated for assignment. Beau Taylor was optioned to Triple-A, so Garneau will be the backup to Chris Herrmann.

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