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John Hester | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/14/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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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. Mar 8 - 2:55 PM

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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.
Mar 6 - 6:52 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

Diamondbacks optioned C John Hester to Triple-A Reno.

Hester filled in as the Diamondbacks' catcher for the last two months while Miguel Montero (knee) was sidelined. The 26-year-old saw very limited action and hit just .188 with a .250 on-base percentage in 48 at-bats. Montero was activated Saturday in a corresponding move.
Sat, Jun 12, 2010 05:21:00 PM

Diamondbacks recalled C John Hester from Triple-A Reno.

Hester will back up Chris Snyder now that Miguel Montero is on the disabled list. He hit .328/.375/.535 last year at Triple-A Reno.
Sun, Apr 11, 2010 02:16:00 PM

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C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
3John Buck
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3Shawn O'Malley
3B1David Freese
2Gordon Beckham
3Luis Jimenez
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
2Tony Campana
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
3Brennan Boesch
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Mike Morin
7Fernando Salas
8Yoslan Herrera
9Michael Roth
10Cam Bedrosian
11Cory Rasmus
12Vinnie Pestano
13Sean Burnett
14Brian Moran