Johnny Monell Sighting
The Dodgers just acquired AAA catcher Johnny Monell from the Orioles for “future considerations,” which mlbtraderumors.com says probably means cash. Obviously, the Dodgers wanted catching depth at AAA following their release of Miguel Olivo after the ear-biting incident.
Monell hadn’t been hitting for the Orioles’ AAA team in Norfolk, but he always hit well in the Giants system. I’d been impressed with Monell’s minor league hitting for the past few seasons and felt like the Giants didn’t give him much of a shot, due to the fact that he was a late-round draft pick and his catching defense probably wasn’t very good.
I’m still rooting for Monell to have a major league career, but not quite so much now that he is a Dodger.