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Dodgers Lose Catcher Austin Wynns On Waivers to NL West Team

The Dodgers having two catchers named Austin era is over. The recently DFA’d Austin Wynns was claimed on waivers by the Colorado Rockies, according to

Wynns spent about two weeks with LA, getting into 5 games as Austin Barnes’ backup while Will Smith was sidelined with a concussion. He had 2 hits and a walk in 12 plate appearances making him statistically the Dodgers’ second best offensive catcher so far this season.

The 32-year-old Wynns opened the season with the Giants and appeared in one game before his DFA. If he plays his cards wrong, he’s only got two more NL West clubs to make it a sweep in 2023. The journeyman was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 10th round of the 2013 draft.

Over parts of 10 minor league seasons, Austin has a .272/.348/.377 triple slash line with 34 home runs and 245 RBI.

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Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor and manager of, and a host and analyst on DN's Blue Heaven podcast live stream. Since joining Dodgers Nation, Clint has helped grow the site into a top-50 baseball website in the world. He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future. He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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