The Kansas City Royals are designating catcher Adam Moore for assignment, sources tell Jerry Crasnick of ESPN:
#Royals are designating catcher Adam Moore for assignment, source says. Moore hit .259 in 59 minor league games last year.— Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) November 20, 2012
Moore was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the sixth round of the 2006 MLB Draft out of the University of Texas at Arlington. He hit well in the lower minors and impressed scouts enough at the upper levels to enter the 2010 season ranked in Baseball America’s top-100 prospect list.
That season he spent 60 games with the Mariners after making his major league debut in 2009. Over 205 at-bats he hit only .195/.230/283 with six doubles and four home runs. He barely made it back to the majors in 2011, and went on to spend the start of last season in Triple-A before he was claimed off waivers by the Royals. He collected two hits, a double and home run, in 11 at-bats with Kansas City.
Over six seasons in the minors the 28-year-old has hit .298/.363/.474.