Ryan Doumit LF ATL 1 year ago

Doumit elected free agency.

The 33-year-old was used primarily as a pinch-hitter in 2014, logging 157 at-bats in 100 games. His catching days are seemingly behind him -- he started just two games behind the dish last season -- and he hit just .197/.235/.318 with Atlanta, but Doumit could still garner interest as a low-cost bench bat.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Ryan Doumit hit his first homer of the season Monday in the win over the Brewers.

It came off a guy who should be in A-ball in Wei-Chung Wang. Still, he'll take it. He's just 11-for-47 this year, as he's struggled to adapt to having such a limited role for the first time in his career.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Ryan Doumit (finger) expects to return to action on Wednesday.

Doumit gave the Braves a bit of a scare after he took a foul tip off his right hand while catching Sunday, but X-rays came back negative. Even if he needs an extra day or two, he should be fine.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

X-rays on Ryan Doumit's right middle finger have come back clean.

Doumit was injured on a foul tip during Sunday's game, but he's avoided any broken bones. He should return to game action later this week.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Ryan Doumit has been diagnosed with a right middle finger contusion.

However, he'll undergo precautionary X-rays before officially being cleared of a possible fracture. Doumit was injured on a foul tip during Sunday's game.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Ryan Doumit left Sunday's game against the Yankees after taking a foul tip off his right hand.

It didn't look good, as Doumit went straight to the dugout after it happened. The Braves should provide an update on his status before long.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Ryan Doumit confirmed upon his arrival to Braves camp on Friday that he is willing to catch if necessary.

With Evan Gattis firmly entrenched as the Braves starting backstop and Gerald Laird a capable backup, there shouldn't be many opportunities for Doumit to get behind the dish barring injury. He'll see most of his time in the outfield and as a backup behind Freddie Freeman at first base.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Ryan Doumit's agent made it clear Sunday that the comment made by Brian Dozier on his client "not catching anymore" was erroneous.

After suffering a concussion in August, Doumit didn't catch another game for the remainder of the season. He appears still willing to catch though, and will serve as a backup to starter Evan Gattis as well as providing depth at first base and in the corner outfield for the Braves.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Former teammate Brian Dozier told St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter Mike Berardino that Ryan Doumit is "not catching anymore" after "talking it over with his family."

Doumit suffered a concussion in August and didn't catch a single game for the Twins after returning. The Twins dealt the 32-year-old to the Braves in exchange for Sean Gilmartin last month. Doumit will serve as a backup at the first base and corner outfield positions in Atlanta.

Ryan Doumit LF ATL 2 years ago

Braves acquired C/OF Ryan Doumit from the Twins for LHP Sean Gilmartin.

Atlanta will use Doumit as a third catcher, backup outfielder/first baseman and bench bat. In accepting the trade, the Braves agreed to assume all of Doumit's $3.5 million commitment next season. Doumit limped to a .247/.314/.396 slash line while dealing with concussion issues in the latter stages of 2013. Doumit is one of the game's worst defensive backstops. Atlanta is banking on the return of his bat, which collected a sizzling .283/.330/.466 slash line with 26 homers and 105 RBI over 764 plate appearances between 2011-'12.