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Astros sign Caratini to 2-year deal reportedly worth $12M

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The Houston Astros signed catcher Víctor Caratini to a two-year contract, the team announced.

Caratini's pact is worth $12 million, according to Mark Feinsand of

The addition gives the Astros a backup catcher behind starter Yainer Diaz after Martín Maldonado entered free agency.

Caratini slashed .259/.327/.383 with seven homers and 25 RBIs over 62 games with the Milwaukee Brewers last season. He was also in the 89th percentile for framing in 2023.

The 30-year-old has played with the Brewers, San Diego Padres, and Chicago Cubs during his seven-year career.

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