Michael McKenryC STL 5 days ago
McKenry signed a minor league deal with the Braves on Saturday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan in Atlanta reports.
McKenry was DFA'd by the Cardinals earlier in the week and elected free agency after passing through waivers unclaimed Friday. The 31-year-old had been hitting well at Triple-A, slashing .301/.424/.569 in 37 games, and he'll now head to the same level within the Braves organization in hopes of working his way back up to the big league club.
Michael McKenryC STL 6 days ago
McKenry cleared waivers and elected free agency Friday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
McKenry went through his waiver period unclaimed by a big league club but instead of electing to return to Triple-A Memphis, he chose to become a free agent. The 31-year-old has slashed a robust .301/.424/.569 through 37 games at the Triple-A level this season and will likely be scooped up by another team that needs catching depth in the near future.
Michael McKenryC STL 1 week ago
McKenry was designated for assignment Tuesday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
McKenry made only two plate appearances since his promotion to the big leagues on July 7 and will now head back to the minors on assignment. Now on a waiver period, the 31-year-old will be able to be picked up by another big league club but could in all likelihood remain with Triple-A Memphis where he's stayed since May.
Michael McKenryC STL 3 weeks ago
McKenry's contract was purchased by the Cardinals on Thursday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
McKenry opted out of his deal with the Rangers back in May and has since been playing at Triple-A with the Cardinals' organization. Through 37 Triple-A contests, he's hitting .301 with 29 RBI and 10 doubles. Thursday's move will add him to the 40-man roster, as well as bring him up to St. Louis to fill the spot vacated by Matt Carpenter's (oblique) DL placement.
Michael McKenryC STL 2 months ago
McKenry opted out of his minor-league contract with the Rangers on Saturday and will become a free agent, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
McKenry signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers in December with the hope that he'd eventually parlay the opportunity into a 40-man roster spot. However, even with Robinson Chirinos being placed on the 60-day DL early in the season with a broken forearm, the Rangers still didn't bring McKenry up, so he'll look to latch on with a different organization and work his way back to the big leagues. He was batting just .220 in 13 games with Triple-A Round Rock, but boasted a lofty .389 on-base percentage.
Michael McKenryC STL 3 months ago
McKenry (abdomen) was activated from the DL at Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
After spending the spring with the big club as a non-roster invitee to major league camp, McKenry remained in Arizona at the start of the season to continue his rehab from an abdominal injury. With Robinson Chirinos (forearm) out for an extended period, there's a chance McKenry could eventually work his way into the conversation for a promotion, but Chris Gimenez (ankle) is inching closer to a return himself.
Michael McKenryC STL 4 months ago
McKenry (abdomen) will remain in Rangers camp after rosters are announced to continue with his rehab, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.
He got on base at a .406 clip in 24 at-bats this spring, but the team acquired Bryan Holaday in a trade in order to address the backup catcher spot, so McKenry should head to Triple-A when his rehab is complete.
Michael McKenryC STL 7 months ago
McKenry (knee) signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday that includes an invite to spring training, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
A torn meniscus prematurely ended McKenry's 2015 season in August after the catcher posted a .205/.329/.402 slash line with 17 RBI over 127 at-bats with the Rockies. He'll join the Rangers organization with a chance at making the opening day roster given the team's relative lack of depth at the position.
Michael McKenryC STL 9 months ago
McKenry was released by the Rockies on Thursday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.
McKenry had surgery in August to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, ending his season early. In 127 at-bats this season, the 30-year-old catcher slashed .205/.329/.402 to go along with 4 home runs and 17 RBI. Those rather ugly numbers were seemingly the result of Coors Field -- in 63 away at-bats this season, McKenry posted a batting average of .159 and managed to knock out just one home run -- figures that could certainly hurt his chance at playing in a prominent role with another club.
Michael McKenryC STL 1 year ago
Colorado Rockies catcher Mike McKenry is dealing with a buildup of fluid in his right knee, according to the Associated Press. McKenry was held out of the lineup Wednesday with typical battery mate Jorge De La Rosa on the mound, but manager Walt Weiss said he should be ready to return Friday.