Christian Bethancourt RUMORS & NEWS

  • Padres' Bethancourt ends hybrid experiment, to pitch full time in minors

    San Diego Union-Tribune "In a phone call with General Manager A.J. Preller on Wednesday, Christian Bethancourt communicated a desire to keep going. The Padres’ attempt at making him into a reliever-catcher-outfielder hybrid had fizzled at the major league level. Now, he will continue his development on the mound with..." April 28

  • Padres Outright Christian Bethancourt

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres announced that utility man/reliever Christian Bethancourt has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A El Paso. In a corresponding move, the Friars have recalled infielder Cory Spangenberg from El Paso. The 25-year-old Bethancourt, once a top catching prospect with the..." April 25

  • Catcher Christian Bethancourt makes weird Padres roster 'primarily' as a reliever

    Bleacher Report "Christian Bethancourt is shifting from his familiar post behind the plate to the pitching rubber for the 2017 season. According to's AJ Cassavell, the San Diego Padres officially named Bethancourt to their Opening Day roster Saturday as a pitcher after the team was impressed by his..." April 02

  • Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

    Yardbarker "In Little League, it's extremely common for the best player on the team to be the ace of the pitching staff while also excelling in the field when he's not on the mound. That typically ends as players get older, particularly once they move on from high school ball and head to college or turn..." March 28