By Sam Bush
The Phillies made a splash by signing 18-year-old Abrahan Gutierrez (for a $550,000 bonus), one of 13 former Braves prospects who became free agents last month when Major League Baseball penalized Atlanta for circumventing international signing rules from 2015-2017.
Gutierrez hit .264 with one home run, 12 RBIs and a .676 OPS in 141 plate appearances this season with the rookie-level Braves. He originally signed with Atlanta for $3.53 million.
But the Phils have catchers Cameron Rupp, Jorge Alfaro now, so the question is, “How many backstops do they need?”