Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:04:16 -0700
The Arizona Diamondbacks released C Rod Barajas Monday, March 25.
Fantasy Tip: Wil Nieves will serve as the backup catcher to Miguel Montero.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:51:17 -0800
Arizona Diamondbacks C Rod Barajas' minor league deal will be worth $800,000 if he makes the major league roster. C Wil Nieves will also make $800,000 if he makes the team, but it's not fully guaranteed. If the team cuts ties with Nieves before opening day, they'll owe him $200,000.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 13:34:31 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent C Rod Barajas (Pirates) to a minor league deal Friday, Feb. 8. He'll likely compete with C Wil Nieves for the backup job.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 09:55:11 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks have made an offer to free-agent C Rod Barajas (Pirates), according to an industry source.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 11:02:54 -0800
The Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in free-agent C Rod Barajas (Pirates).
Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:40:20 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates declined C Rod Barajas' $3.5 million option for the 2013 season Wednesday, Oct. 31, making him a free agent. The team will look to re-sign him to a reduced salary. C Mike McKenry will be given the chance to win the starting job at catcher next season.
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 06:16:49 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Rod Barajas is willing to take a pay cut from his $4 million salary to re-sign with the team.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:43:32 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Rod Barajas is willing to re-sign with the team for less money if the team declines not to pick up his $3.5 million option for the 2013 season. Barajas is earning $4 million this year. "I've gotten to know the guys pretty well," Barajas said. "When you get a feel for a rotation, it's always nice to come back and not go through a huge learning curve. It would be fun to come back."
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:56:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens is 3-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his last three starts with C Mike McKenry behind the plate. Karstens allowed four runs in seven innings in his lone start with C Rod Barajas doing the catching. It wouldn't be surprising to see McKenry catch Karstens down the road.
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 16:40:40 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates C Rod Barajas (knee) was back in the lineup Friday, July 6, but he figures to sit out much of the weekend with C Mike McKenry starting.