The Pittsburgh Pirates made another non-drafted free agent signing on Monday. Catcher Kaleb Foster from Nevada joined right-handed pitcher Matt Eardensohn as the second non-drafted FA signed by the Pirates. Just like with Eardensohn, Foster has a connection to another draft pick of the Pirates.
Foster played four years at Nevada, where he caught fifth round pick Grant Ford for the last three seasons. Foster put up big stats on offense during his junior season, hitting .310/.407/.535 in 39 games. He struggled at the plate in his other three season, finishing with a .231/.381/.392 slash line in 139 total games. He was injured during part of his senior season and served as the DH when he returned to action after missing five weeks, so that may have affected his senior stats.
Foster is a lefty bat, who stands 6’0″, 195 pounds. He’s 22 years old.