What are the Arizona Diamondbacks’ options at backup catcher?

Will the Diamondbacks stay with the player they know or look elsewhere?

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Curt Casali

The former Cincinnati Red, Curt Casali, is 35 and has spent 10 years in MLB. Last year, he was on a one-year, $3.25 million contract before suffering a foot injury that ended his season in July. He got just 96 PAs in 2023. Throughout his career, Casali’s not been an especially strong hitter (career 88 OPS+), but he’s also got a career OBP of .318.

He doesn’t have many 2023 highlights, but here are a few of them.

As a defender, Casali is fine — nothing too remarkable, but the experience is there.

In terms of Chase Field, he’s played eight games there, and, granted it’s a small simple size, but he has a 232 OPS+. (He had seven hits in 19 ABs.)