Rangers talking to Astros about catcher Carlos Corporan


After trading for Hank Conger (and Evan Gattis) the Astros have too many catchers, so Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that they’ve “discussed a trade” for Carlos Corporan with the Rangers.

Corporan seems unlikely to fetch much in return. Set to make $975,000 this season via arbitration, he’s a 31-year-old career .226 hitter with a .637 OPS in 659 plate appearances as a journeyman big leaguer.

In other words, he’s a backup. And those guys tend to be traded for players to be named later or cash considerations.

O’Day retires following 15 seasons for 6 major league teams

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ATLANTA (AP) Right-hander Darren O'Day, who posted a 4.15 ERA in 28 games with the Atlanta Braves in 2022, announced Monday he is retiring after 15 seasons for six teams in the major leagues.

O’Day said on his Twitter account “it’s finally time to hang ’em up.”

“The mental, physical and time demands have finally outweighed my love for the game,” O’Day said.

O’Day, 40, featured an unconventional sidearm delivery. He was 42-21 with a 2.59 ERA in 644 games, all in relief. He made his major league debut in 2008 with the Angels and pitched seven seasons, from 2012-18, for the Baltimore Orioles.

He posted a 4.43 ERA in 30 postseason games, including the 2010 World Series with the Texas Rangers.

O’Day also pitched for the New York Mets and New York Yankees. He pitched for the Braves in 2019-20 before returning for his second stint with the team last season. He became a free agent following the season.

He set a career high with six saves for Baltimore in 2015, when he was 6-2 with a 1.52 ERA and was an AL All-Star.