uspw_7057736The Rays have acquired catcher Curt Casali from the Detroit Tigers in a trade. Casali, a 10th round pick in the 2011 draft, split the 2012 season between single-A and high-A where he hit .270 with a .365 OBP, 9 home runs, and a solide 46-to-38 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Casali was traded to the Rays in exchange for allowing the Tigers to keep Rule 5 draftee Kyle Lobstein. The left-handed pitcher was selected by the Mets in the Rule 5 draft and then traded to the Tigers. Lobstein was unlikely to make the Tigers roster, which means they would have been required to offer Lobstein back to the Rays. Instead, the Rays accepted Casali as compensation.

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  1. Don says:

    We traded a .270 ML catcher for a nothing Relief pitcher...guess there still trying to replace Mikey....good luck...

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  2. Alex says:

    Technically we traded a .270 ML DH/1B. Calling Jaso a catcher is a stretch

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    • Lane Meyer says:

      Agreed. Jaso was a horrendous defensive catcher. So bad in fact that Seattle will start Montero (who is subpar himself) most games behind the plate and went out and got another DH. He'll probably be gone from Seattle soon

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  3. Sledge says:

    Jaso is already out of Seattle and now in Oakland trying to make the team.

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