Kris Watts Traded to Washington

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded catcher Kris Watts to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations on Thursday.

Watts, 27, appeared in nine games for Triple-A Indianapolis this season where he hit for a .250/.357/.292 line over 24 at-bats. He was drafted by the Pirates in 2006 and split the 2011 season at Double-A Altoona and Indy.

After promoting catching prospect Tony Sanchez to Triple-A last week, the Indians had a log jam behind the plate. The club already had Eric Fryer and Jose Morales and Watts became expendable.

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indybucfan

With 3 catchers at Indy, are they going to start using Fryer in other positions?

whiteAngus

fryer has played the OF plenty of times in his career

scrappy2499

does this men that morales didn’t use his out clause and is sticking around?

Tim Williams

For now he’s still around.

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