The Los Angeles Dodgers have added to their minor league team. According to Dodger insider Fabian Ardaya, L.A. has signed catcher Patrick Mazeika to a minor league deal.
Also from the Dodgers transaction log: It appears the Dodgers have signed catcher Patrick Mazeika to a minor league deal.
Would give the Dodgers some catching depth. Had a .515 OPS in 159 PAs the last two years with the Mets, ended 2022 in the Giants' system.
— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) December 16, 2022
Mazeika has spent seven years in the minors and two years in the majors with the New York Mets.
In his time with the Mets, Mazeika slashed .190/.236/.279 with a .515 OPS in 61 games and 147 ABs. He has hit two home runs and 12 RBIs and collected ten runs and 28 hits.
However, the 29-year-old has spent most of his time in the minor leagues in double-A and triple-A. In 531 games, the catcher has slashed .276/.369/.422 with a .791 OPS and has recorded 51 home runs and 297 RBIs. Mazeika has 515 hits in the minors in 1865 ABs.
The Massachusetts native was selected in the eighth round of the 2015 MLB draft by the New York Mets with the 239 overall pick.
Patrick only appeared in 24 games with the Mets in 2022, posting a -0.3 WAR and 45 OPS+ (average MLB OPS+ is 100).
It’s been a challenging journey for the left-handed batter; hopefully, he can find his groove under the Dodger organization.