- C Geovany Soto (#8) acquired from Cubs via trade for P Jake Brigham & PTBNL or $
- C Yorvit Torrealba designated for assignment [ Link ]
NOTES: Soto isn’t a massive upgrade over Torrealba. He’s younger, firstly. Neither of them hits with any real power – or batting average for that matter, so there’s no upgrade there. Soto is reported to be a better “catcher”. Not that Torrealba has awful, he wasn’t, but Soto’s probably a little better. When Soto first came up, he did nice for me on some fantasy baseball teams at the time, but his batting average is pretty rank lately. Hopefully the switch helps him. This is likely to me a move to help with catching in 2013, as both Napoli & Torrealba are slated to be free agents after this season.