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Report: Pirates to sign catcher Andrew Knapp

Aug 12, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Phillies catcher Andrew Knapp (5) bats in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to sign catcher Andrew Knapp to serve as the backup to starter Roberto Perez, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday.

Knapp, who has five seasons of major league experience with the Philadelphia Phillies, was in camp with the Cincinnati Reds this spring. He had an opt out in his contract if he did not make the major league roster and was released by the Reds earlier Tuesday.

The 30-year-old Knapp is a career .214 hitter in 309 career games, with 13 home runs and 62 RBIs. He hit two home runs with 11 RBIs in 62 games with the Phillies last season.

–Field Level Media