MATT TREANOR, 36, catcher
Final 2012 stats: .175 batting average, two homers, 10 RBIs, .281 on-base and .281 slugging percentages in 103 at-bats
Contract status: Free agent
The good: This could prove a challenge. He hit .300 in the fourth inning and .313 in the fifth. Hey, I’m trying here. Through the middle of June, was actually hitting .295. Wife won another Olympic gold medal. Flashy dresser.
The bad: Unfortunately, after June 17 he hit a miserable .085 (five hits in his last 59 at-bats) and all but disappeared. This required A.J. Ellis to start almost every game, which wore on their No. 1 catcher for a stretch.
Though solid behind the plate, threw out only three runners in 21 attempts (14.3%). Normally upbeat and a good clubhouse presence, he did have one memorable feisty exchange with Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers, for which he later made amends.