Over the past 24 hours the Brewers have inked three catchers. They signed Luke Maile yesterday. Earlier today they tendered Omar Narvaez a contract. Finally it was announced that the Brewers signed the “Pineapple,” Manny Pina. Pina and the Brewers avoided arbitration as the two sides agreed to a 1-year, $1.65M contract.
Manny Pina and Brewers agree at $1.65M— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 3, 2020
Pina was having a very nice season for Milwaukee in 2020 until he tore a meniscus in his knee. Pina has been an underrated MLB catcher since coming from Detroit in the Francisco Rodriguez trade.
Arbitration predictions had Pina making $2.15 in 2021. The Brewers’ front office looks as if it is saving more money on the Pina signing as well. Adequate with the bat, Pina is a superb defender, and he will be in Milwaukee for at least one more season the way things look now.