Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:40:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recalled C John Hester from Triple-A Salt Lake Monday, Sept. 9.
Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:27:00 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed C Chris Snyder (Nationals) to a minor league contract Monday, March 18. "We want catching depth; we're looking to provide the staff with as many options as we can. Obviously, Chris comes in on a minor league contract, so he's going to have to compete for a spot. John Hester, Luke Carlin and Hank Conger, all of them, still have an opportunity to win that spot, as does Chris," general manager Jerry Dipoto said.
Fantasy Tip: The signing likely means Conger is ticketed for the minors to start the year so he can work on his defense and throws to the bases. Snyder, or whoever else wins the backup job, will only be valuable in AL leagues or two-catcher setups.
Sat, 01 Sep 2012 23:12:05 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were expected to add C John Hester, INF Andrew Romine and Ps Nick Maronde and Andrew Taylor when rosters expanded Saturday, Sept. 1. C Hank Conger is expected to be called up Tuesday, Sept. 4, when the season ends for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 10:12:13 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have reinstated C Chris Iannetta (hand) from the 15-day disabled list. They have optioned C John Hester and RP Hisanori Takahashi to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Fri, 11 May 2012 14:20:00 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed C Chris Iannetta (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 11, and recalled C John Hester from the minors in a corresponding move. Iannetta is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Hester was hitting .266 with two home runs and six RBIs in 18 games with the Class AAA affiliates for the Baltimore Orioles and Angels this year.
Thu, 10 May 2012 16:09:05 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta (wrist) has been diagnosed with a fractured right wrist, and he'll undergo surgery Friday, May 11. C Bobby Wilson will take over the primary catching duties, and the Angels will add another catcher Friday. C Hank Conger (elbow) is on the disabled list with Triple-A Salt Lake and hasn't played since mid-April. Cs Robinzon Diaz and John Hester are other options at Salt Lake. They could also choose to go to Class AA and select C Alberto Rosario.
Wed, 25 Apr 2012 22:52:51 -0700
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Hank Conger (elbow) was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Salt Lake due to right elbow injury. "Just a light sprain in the elbow," Conger said via text message. "I'll be good. Should be back in a couple of weeks. Nothing serious." Cs Robinzon Diaz and John Hester will split time behind the plate for the Bees while Conger is on the shelf.
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:31:26 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent C John Hester (Orioles) to a minor league deal Monday, April 23, and assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Fri, 20 Apr 2012 15:32:59 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles released C John Hester Friday, April 20, and assigned C Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk.
Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:05:46 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles optioned Ps Brad Bergesen and Jason Berken and INF Matt Antonelli to Triple-A Norfolk Monday, March 26. INF Steven Tolleson, OF Scott Beerer and C John Hester were assigned to minor league camp.