Orioles Acquire Hester To Complete Reynolds Trade

The Orioles have received catcher John Hester from the Diamondbacks to complete the Mark Reynolds trade, according to a team press release.    Hester, a 13th-round selection out of Stanford University by the Diamondbacks in 2006, will be assigned to Triple-A Norfolk.   

Hester, 27, played in 53 big league games for Arizona in 2009 and 2010, hitting .220/.294/.366 with three homers.  The catcher has spent the bulk of the last three seasons in Triple-A where he owns a slash line of .335/.390/.562.

The O's acquired Reynolds in December of 2010 and a player to be named later or cash considerations for relievers David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio.

7 Responses to Orioles Acquire Hester To Complete Reynolds Trade Leave a Reply

  1. JohnnyHamer 4 years ago

    They should try David Hernandez in a starting role again.

  2. diehardmets 4 years ago

    That’s a nice AAA slash line. Sounds like he could be a decent backup.

  3. qudjy1 4 years ago

    Hester could be a decent backup. He has some raw power. Doestnt play great D though

  4. AJV19 4 years ago

    I really liked Hester but I don’t think Towers believed in him as a back up.

  5. vtadave 4 years ago

    Too bad – Hester was a fan favorite here in Triple-A Reno, but no huge loss to the big club.

  6. I’ll miss Hester, was looking forward to seeing him again on Monday.

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