Tuesday, April 2, 2019

MLB trade review: Royals acquire Susac



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            The Kansas City Royals have acquired catcher Andrew Susac from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for cash.

             The Orioles don't need Susac, after the recent acquisitions of Pedro Severino and Jesus Sucre, who both made the Opening Day roster. Austin Wynns is on the 10 day IL and Chance Sisco is in AAA. Their was no spot for Susac. He wasn't on the 40 man anyway, after a DFA earlier this year.

               For the Royals, Susac is just depth, and will be the AAA catcher. He seems to be the first in line for a call-up if Martin Maldonado or Cam Gallagher get injured. He has major league experience, and AAA experience, which puts him ahead of Meibrys Viloria, the only other healthy catcher on the 40-man roster.

               Susac, 29, was three for 26 (.115 batting average) with no RBIs in 2018 for the Orioles. In his MLB career for the O's, Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants, Susac has hit .221 home runs with seven home runs and 35 RBIs in 300 Plate Appearances.

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