Christian Bethancourt RUMORS & NEWS

  • Padres' Christian Bethancourt aims for unprecedented double: Pitch and catch

    USA Today "Christian Bethancourt is familiar with the tale of Kenley Jansen, the former minor-league catcher who became an elite closer with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s an intriguing proposition, but not nearly as much as what the San Diego Padres catcher is aiming for. Bethancourt, 25, is..." February 18

  • Padres’ Christian Bethancourt hits 97 mph on radar gun

    Today's Knuckleball "MLB.com reported earlier this month that the San Diego Padres are considering making catcher Christian Bethancourt into a part-time pitcher. Bethancourt is reportedly set to pitch in the Panama Winter League during the offseason. Although he would still catch and play in the outfield, the team..." October 27

  • Padres To Consider Making Christian Bethancourt Hybrid

    Today's Knuckleball "The San Diego Padres have catcher/outfielder Christian Bethancourt on their roster. However, come 2017, he may be taking on a different role with the club, one that takes “super utility” to the next level. Per A.J. Cassavell of MLB.com, the Padres are considering using Bethancourt as a..." October 02

  • Bethancourt's season over; Ross' return in doubt

    MLB.com "Neither Christian Bethancourt nor Tyson Ross made the trip with the Padres to San Francisco this week. The former appears destined to miss the remainder of the season. The latter could very well endure the same fate -- but the Padres aren't yet ready to declare as much. Before Monday's game..." September 13