Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Orioles did trade Palmisano to the Astros

Palmisano is a big ol' 26-year old catcher (6'1", 205 lbs) from Utica, NY. Hit .297 in 101 at bats in 2008. Former 3rd round pick who tore his meniscus in early 2008.

The Astros gave the Orioles cash considerations.

Easy Eddie said this about Palmisano:
"He handles pitchers well, he has a good arm, he makes good contact," general manager Ed Wade said. "There were a couple of catching possibilities in the Draft that we had talked about. Palmisano was the guy we found most desirable...."We think he's got a chance to come in and do what we want, which is to share time with [Humberto] Quintero and compete with J.R. [Towles] and anyone else we bring into camp,"