Heyward proved his career is not done yet. He bounced back nicely last season after the Chicago Cubs released him.
Heyward never lived up to the contract he got from the Cubs. It turns out that if you pay him less, he can still perform.
Heyward hit .269 and 15 home runs for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He finished as a 2.2 fWAR player with a wRC+ of 121.
He had a solid .340 on-base percentage and a .473 slugging percentage. Heyward can still play a solid right field with five defensive runs saved and was a 0.4 fWAR defensive player.
While he would not be a long-term answer in right, he would immediately become a clubhouse leader. He can also mentor Oscar Colas.
He is only projected to cost a one-year deal of around $4 million.
If Chris Getz wants to save a ton of money by not trading for Salvador Perez but does not like Carlos Perez or Korey Lee, then Caratini is a good catcher to bring in until Edgar Quero is ready.
Caratini is one of the best pitch framers who can catch the ball–something Yasmani Grandal could not do.
He finished as a 1.1 fWAR player and was an 8.5 defensive fWAR player. After all those years of watching Grandal struggle to catch the ball and hit consistently, Caratini would be an upgrade.
He might not be an everyday catcher, but he works well with pitchers and he is projected to cost a team a two-year deal worth $6 million.
That would be a good mentor to have for Quero at a cheap price.