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John Hester | Catcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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John Hester will miss six weeks after surgery after undergoing surgery to repair a complex tear of his medial meniscus in left knee.
Hester, 31, was a non-roster invitee with the Phillies this spring. He'll presumably serve as minor league depth once he's back to full health. Tue, Mar 10, 2015 01:42:00 PM

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Phillies signed C John Hester to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training. The 31-year-old was outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster in March and spent the year with their Triple-A affiliate, batting .261/.338/.411 in 71 games. With the Angels' claiming of Jackson Williams off waivers, Hester found a new organization where he might get a shot to provide some catching depth.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 06:33:00 PM

Angels sent C John Hester outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 30-year-old backstop spent the majority of the 2013 campaign at Salt Lake, where he slashed .237/.307/.391 with eight homers and 29 RBI in 74 games. He'll continue to function as organizational depth behind Chris Ianetta and Hank Conger.
Sat, Mar 8, 2014 02:55:00 PM

John Hester left Thursday's game versus the Dodgers after being hit on the left hand by a pitch.

It's not clear at this point whether he'll require X-rays. Hester isn't a candidate for the Angels' Opening Day roster.
Thu, Mar 6, 2014 06:52:00 PM

Angels recalled C John Hester from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Hester is a career .248/.319/.317 hitter in 80 big league games. He's around for catching depth, nothing more.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Angels recalled C John Hester from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Hank Conger will be promoted Tuesday. The Angels are adding Hester, Andrew Romine and left-handers Nick Maronde and Andrew Taylor in their first round of September callups.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 09:53:00 AM

Angels optioned C John Hester to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Chris Iannetta is ready to return from the disabled list, so Hester's presence was no longer needed. The 28-year-old has hit .212/.287/.329 in 38 games this season.
Sat, Jul 28, 2012 06:11:00 PM

John Hester launched a two-run homer in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He finished the night 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI. His towering home run in the seventh inning tied the game at 5-5 and took Ervin Santana off the hook for the loss. It was the second straight game that Hester has homered in, and he's now batting .288 (17-for-59) with three homers and four RBI in limited at-bats. In deeper two-catcher formats, he could be worth a look until Chris Iannetta returns.
Fri, Jun 29, 2012 10:31:00 PM

John Hester will make his regular season debut Saturday.

Hester was recently called up to replace Chris Iannetta (wrist) on the active roster. With Hank Conger not expected back until late-May, he'll be forced to serve as Bobby Wilson's backup.
Sat, May 12, 2012 11:32:00 AM

Angels purchased the contract of C John Hester from Triple-A Salt Lake.

He'll back up Bobby Wilson while Chris Iannetta (wrist) is out. Hester is a career .220/.294/.366 hitter over 136 plate appearances in the majors and can be ignored by fantasy owners.
Fri, May 11, 2012 02:20:00 PM

Angels signed C John Hester to a minor league contract.

Hester was released by the Orioles last week to make room for the newly-claimed Luis Exposito. The 28-year-old backstop has a .220/.294/.366 batting line over 136 plate appearances in the majors (all with the Diamondbacks) and will serve as minor league depth.
Tue, Apr 24, 2012 02:43:00 PM

Orioles released C John Hester.

The O's claimed Luis Exposito off waivers from the Red Sox and decided to cut Hester loose to make room. The 28-year-old will try to catch on elsewhere.
Fri, Apr 20, 2012 03:50:00 PM

John Hester has been sent to the Orioles to complete this offseason's Mark Reynolds trade.

Hester will be sent to Triple-A Norfolk and will provide organizational depth behind Matt Wieters, Craig Tatum, and even Jake Fox. The 27-year-old Hester may have trouble reaching the majors in Baltimore.
Sat, Apr 30, 2011 05:20:00 PM

Diamondbacks send C John Hester outright to Triple-A Reno.

Hester must have been designated for assignment sometime in the past week or so. Regardless, the Diamondbacks have cleared a spot on their 40-man roster, presumably for Russell Branyan.
Mon, Mar 21, 2011 06:14:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled C John Hester from Triple-A Reno.

He'll take the roster spot of Chris Snyder, who was traded to Pittsburgh. Hester has had a terrific year at the plate for Reno, hitting .370 with seven home runs over 138 at-bats. He's struggled in his time with the big club, though, batting just .188 in 48 at-bats. As a backup to Miguel Montero, his playing time figures to be limited.
Sun, Aug 1, 2010 08:40:00 AM

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