Braves Signal Joshua Fuentes To Minor League Deal1 min read
The Braves have added infielder Joshua Fuentes on a minor league deal, in keeping with the MLB.com transactions log.
Fuentes, 30 in February, was signed by the Rockies as an beginner free agent again in 2014. He had a gradual rise by way of the minor leagues, however confirmed a good bit of promise in Triple-A, slashing .327/.354/.517 with 14 house runs. He was rewarded with a primary large league name up the next yr, hitting .218/.232/.400 throughout 56 plate appearances in 2019.
Over the following few seasons Fuentes would get a good bit of publicity within the large leagues, placing collectively a mixed .243/.269/.377 line with 12 house runs over 443 plate appearances between 2019-21. Fuentes would log most of his time at first and third base, however did see a bit of little bit of time within the nook outfield spots as effectively. In a mixed 472 1/3 innings at third he was price 10 Defensive Runs Saved, whereas in 417 1/3 innings at first he was price 9 DRS.
Fuentes elected free company after the Rockies outrighted him on the finish of the 2021 season. He latched on with the Blue Jays on a minor league deal for 2022, however after hitting simply .165/.205/.200 in 112 plate appearances at Triple-A he was launched. He signed on to play with Yucatan in Mexico for the remainder of the yr, and hit .299/.364/.576 with ten house runs in 162 plate appearances.
Fuentes will present the Braves with a little bit of nook infield depth in 2023. He has one minor league possibility remaining.