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Brewers Sign Catchers Pedro Severino and Brett Sullivan

Free Agents Agree to One-Year Contracts

By - Nov 30th, 2021 10:00 am

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent catchers Pedro Severino and Brett Sullivan to one-year contracts. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.

Severino, 28, is a career .235 hitter with 33 HR and 133 RBI over parts of seven Major League seasons with Washington (2015-18) and Baltimore (2019-21).

Severino batted .248 with 11 HR and a career-high 46 RBI in 113 games with Baltimore last season, appearing in a career-high 109 games behind the plate. In 147 at-bats against left-handed pitchers, Severino hit .293 with 7 HR and 20 RBI. He batted .279 with 7 HR and 29 RBI in 52 games following the All-Star break.

Signed by Washington in 2010 as a non-drafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic, Severino made his Major League debut with the Nationals in 2015. He was claimed off waivers by Baltimore in March 2019 and appeared in 257 games for the Orioles from 2019-21, batting .249 with 29 HR and 111 RBI.

Sullivan, 27, is a career .271 hitter with 58 HR and 337 RBI in six Minor League seasons in the Tampa Bay organization. He batted .223 with 9 HR and 35 RBI in 90 games for Triple-A Durham in 2021, appearing in 66 games at catcher.

Selected by Tampa Bay in the 17th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of the Pacific, Sullivan  began catching in 2016 and has played in 286 career games behind the plate. He also has seen action in left field (75 games), third base (64) and first base (1).

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