Found November 30, 2013 on Nation Orange:
It’s hardly a big move, but as the calendar pages prepare to flip to their 12th and final installment in 2013 (bringing us one month closer to opening day), every move is considered noteworthy. And so we bring you this: the San Francisco Giants have traded catcher Johnny Monell to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. The team had designated Monell for assignment on Wednesday to make room for two small pitching acquisitions. Then, when Baltimore came calling on Saturday, the team got a deal done so as to get something in return for the 27-year old catcher. Monell was drafted by San Francisco in the 30th round of the 2007 draft, and showed promising power in the Minor Leagues. He only made it the Majors once, when he joined the Giants for the final month of this past season. Monell had just nine plate appearances and eight official at bats, putting together one hit, one RBI, and two runs scored. But Monell’s potential is there, especially considering he...
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