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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Reds pick up Ryan Jorgensen

Thanks to the keen eye of Brain B, we've learned that the Reds have acquired catcher Ryan Jorgensen, 27, for infielder Carlos Piste from the Florida Marlins.

This just looks like a move to improve the catching depth of the organization. I'll agree with JD that it seems unlikely that he'll show up in the big leagues any time soon. I'd guess that both Ross and Sardinha are in front of him on the depth chart. Perez might be as well.. But as has become my custom, here are some stats:

Year/Team AB K/BB SB/% OBP SLG OPS GPA
2003/AA 211 1.77 1/100% 0.337 0.403 0.740 0.252
2004/AAA 201 5.67 0/0% 0.289 0.433 0.722 0.238
2005/AAA 137 2.19 1/100% 0.308 0.277 0.585 0.208
2005/FLO 4 0/3 0/0% 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000

No idea about his defense.

As for Piste, I can't find a record of him since '3, when he was a young rookie-ball infielder with the Baltimore organization. He signed as an undrafted free agent in '01.
-j