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.
They should try David Hernandez in a starting role again.
He’s too good of a reliever.
That’s a nice AAA slash line. Sounds like he could be a decent backup.
Hester could be a decent backup. He has some raw power. Doestnt play great D though
I really liked Hester but I don’t think Towers believed in him as a back up.
Too bad – Hester was a fan favorite here in Triple-A Reno, but no huge loss to the big club.
I’ll miss Hester, was looking forward to seeing him again on Monday.