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Dodgers News: Catcher Hamlet Marte Agrees to Minor League Deal with LA

Hamlet Marte has spent the last two years in the Dodgers organization, and he’ll be back for another year in 2023. LA and the 28-year-old catcher agreed to a minor-league deal to bring Marte back for 2023.

Marte began his career in the Rockies organization in 2011, getting as high as High-A before coming to the Dodgers in 2018. He spent 2019 in the Giants organization and 2020, like the rest of the minor leagues, sitting at home before coming back to the LA organization for 2021.

Marte hit pretty well in the low levels of the minors, but he’s struggled as he’s risen in the ranks. He’s posted a .524 OPS in Double-A and .555 in Triple-A, taking whatever prospect status he once had and turning him into organizational catching depth.

Marte had 16 plate appearances in the Dominican Winter League that just wrapped up, going 4-for-15 with a homer (.779 OPS) for the Toros del Este. He’s had just 159 plate appearances in the minors over the last two seasons, but apparently he enjoys the life of a journeyman minor-league catcher, so he’ll be back for another season with the Los Angeles organization.

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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