On September 13th, he also caught the no-hitter pitched by Alec Mills. The Cubs won their division and advanced to the playoffs, but were swept in the Wild Card Series by the upstart Miami Marlins in two games.
In the two games, Victor went 0 for 6. Following the acquisition of Blake Snell on December 28, he accompanied Darvish to San Diego as part of a blockbuster transaction that saw the Padres obtain their second pitching ace in three days.
In exchange, the Cubs received four prospects: Reginald Preciado, Owen Caissie, Ismael Mena, and Yeison Santana, as well as veteran starting pitcher Zach Davies. Caratini would have a chance to compete with Austin Nola for the starting catching job in San Diego.
In the team’s 52nd season, on April 9, 2021, he made history by catching the first no-hitter in franchise history, pitched by Joe Musgrove, another off-season addition.
Caratini became the only catcher in history to catch two no-hitters with two different clubs as the Padres defeated the Texas Rangers 3-0. That season, he appeared in a career-high 116 games, batting .227 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs.
He was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for two minor leaguers, Korry Howell and Brett Sullivan, on April 6, 2022. Pedro Severino, the Brewers’ backup catcher, has recently been suspended for 80 games for using performance-enhancing drugs.
How Tall Is Victor Caratini?
Victor Caratini’s height is 1.85 m.