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Royals acquire catcher Andrew Susac for cash considerations

Looks like a depth move for AAA.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles-Media Day Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

The Royals have acquired catcher Andrew Susac from the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. The 29-year old has been a journeyman, hitting .221/.283/.373 in 113 career big league games over five seasons with the Brewers, Giants, and Orioles. He won a championship with the Giants in 2014, appearing in two games of the World Series against the Royals. Last year he appeared in just nine games with the Orioles, and hit .256/.405/.456 in 42 games in AAA.

Susac was originally a second-round pick by the Giants in 2011 out of Oregon State. He was considered a top 100 prospect by Baseball America before the 2015 season, but his bat never really continued to develop. He did show a good eye in the minors with a 12.9% walk rate.

Susac will likely serve as depth in Omaha, as that team expects to have Nick Dini and Xavier Fernandez behind the plate, neither of whom has any Major League experience. With Salvador Perez out for the year, the Royals need some added depth.