The Cardinals announced earlier today that they acquired catcher Michael Ohlman from the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations. The 24 year old Ohlman was rated the Orioles 9th best prospect by Baseball America in 2013 after he hit .313 with 13 home runs while playing for the teams single A affiliate.

Although the big right-hander had a dip in production last season after his promotion to double A, (he hit .236 in 113 games) this was still a good pickup for a Cards team that has little catching depth. Since his minor league debut in 2009, Ohlman has hit .254/.345.375 with 24 career home runs and is looking forward to having a fresh start with an organization known for its premier farm system. Hopefully Ohlman can continue to progress and eventually develop into a solid complement to Yadier Molina.