What Happened Johan Camargo?
Johan Camargo was non-tendered by Atlanta.
The Atlanta Braves confirmed Tuesday night that infielder Johan Camargo, right-hander Jasseel De La Cruz, and right-hander Richard Rodriguez will not be re-signed for the 2022 season.
Camargo and Rodriguez had both qualified for arbitration. The 40-man roster for Atlanta presently features 38 players.
In exchange for Bryse Wilson, the Braves acquired Rodriguez from the Pirates at the trade deadline. In 27 innings, he pitched to a 3.12 ERA and a 6.17 FIP.
Rodriguez struggled mightily down the stretch, allowing seven runs in his final 12 innings, including five home runs, and was left off the postseason team outright. Through arbitration, he was expected to be paid $3.1 million.
Camargo had a breakout year with the Braves in 2018, but his opportunities and production have since decreased.
In 2021, he put up respectable numbers with Gwinnett, but he only played in 18 major league games, going 0-for-16 at the plate. He’d had enough of his previous life and needed a new beginning.
Despite the fact that De La Cruz was not eligible for arbitration, the Braves took advantage of the situation to remove him from the 40-man roster.
In recent years, he has battled injury, and in 56 1/3 innings with Gwinnett in 2021, he had a 7.03 ERA and 5.12 FIP.
The Braves offered contracts to the 40-man roster’s remaining unsigned players, including Adam Duvall, Max Fried, Luke Jackson, Tyler Matzek, A.J. Minter, Sean Newcomb, Austin Riley, Mike Soroka, and Dansby Swanson, who are all arbitration-eligible.
Guillermo Heredia signed a non-guaranteed one-year agreement with Atlanta earlier today, while Orlando Arcia signed a guaranteed two-year deal.