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Reds add catcher Gale on Minors deal

@m_sheldon
January 8, 2021

CINCINNATI – In a move that added catching depth on Friday, the Reds agreed to terms with Rocky Gale on a Minor League contract. Gale will be invited to Spring Training as a non-roster player. Over parts of four seasons, the 32-year-old Gale is a .108 hitter (4-for-37) with one

CINCINNATI – In a move that added catching depth on Friday, the Reds agreed to terms with Rocky Gale on a Minor League contract. Gale will be invited to Spring Training as a non-roster player.

Over parts of four seasons, the 32-year-old Gale is a .108 hitter (4-for-37) with one homer in 22 big league games with the Padres and Dodgers. The last of those came in 2019 for Los Angeles, and he spent 2020 at that club’s alternate site.

In his 10 Minor League seasons, Gale is a .263/.306/.333 hitter with 17 homers.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook.