Matt Pagnozzi

Diamondbacks sign Gerald Laird

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Arizona has done little to address its catching depth since trading Miguel Montero, but Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Diamondbacks are bringing in journeyman catcher Gerald Laird on a minor-league deal.

Laird spent the past two seasons in Atlanta, hitting well in 2013 and poorly in 2014 while playing 2-3 times per week in both years. At age 35 he’d be stretched in a full-time job, but Laird has generally been productive in a backup role.

He’ll compete for a roster spot with the likes of Tuffy Gosewisch, Oscar Hernandez, and Matt Pagnozzi.