Royal Blues

June 23, 2009 5:14 PM

The Tupman Era has ended

The Royals have released 29-year-old catcher Matt Tupman. Apparently he requested this move, after a three-and-a-half-year tenure with the Royals in which he only ever got one plate appearance in the Majors. After watching some of Brayan Pena's awful defense while Tupman continues to get stashed in the minors...well, I can't say I blame him if he did in fact ask for his release.

John Suomi has been promoted to Omaha in Tupman's place.

In Tupman, the organization is losing someone who, I'm told, is excellent at keeping inexperienced guys in line, and handling pitchers' emotions and egos. Heck, Tupman was the only catcher before Miguel Olivo to yell at Zack Greinke and get away with it.

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