On Thursday, the Indians made a minor trade acquiring catcher Damaso Espino from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for cash considerations. Espino was assigned to Akron and will take over as the backup catcher since Armando Camacaro was moved up to Buffalo. This move was n response to Buffalo catcher Yamid Haad being called up to Cleveland. Espino has spent the season in a reserve role at AAA Omaha (13G, .167avg). He has split his 9-year professional career in the Cincinnati and Kansas City organizations, reaching the Triple A level for the first time this year.
Also, this coming Tuesday, STO's Indians Minor League Magazine will introduce the 70 yr old woman who hosts Kinston Players and acts as their 'house mom'. Also, a player feature will be done on Kinston outfielder Nick Weglarz as well as a then and now with Indians first baseman Ryan Garko.
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