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Mitch Talbot | Starting Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/17/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Indians signed RHP Mitch Talbot to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.
Talbot hasn't appeared in a major league game since way back in 2011, but he put up strong numbers (1.93 ERA in five starts) over the last several weeks with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. The 34-year-old right-hander will join the rotation at Columbus. May 24 - 11:30 AM

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Mets signed RHP Mitch Talbot to a minor league contract.

Talbot was given his release earlier this month by the Marlins. The 29-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 and will serve as organizational depth.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 03:10:00 PM

Marlins reassigned RHP Mitch Talbot to minor league camp.

Talbot allowed four earned runs in eight innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. He signed a minor league deal with the Marlins in January and will serve as organizational pitching depth during the 2013 season.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Marlins signed RHP Mitch Talbot to a minor league contract.

We're assuming he'll also get an invite to major league spring training. Talbot pitched with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization last season and posted a 3.97 ERA over 138 innings. He has a 5.30 ERA over 41 starts and two relief appearances in the majors between the Indians and Rays.
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Mitch Talbot has signed with the Samsung Lions of the Korean Baseball Organization.

He will make $300,000. Talbot's agent, Andrew Lowenthal, said last month that he was talking to 15 different teams about his client, but it's hard to believe that now that Talbot has taken a relatively modest deal to play overseas. The 28-year-old held an ugly 6.64 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 63 2/3 major league innings -- 12 starts -- this season for the Indians.
Fri, Dec 2, 2011 09:16:00 AM

Mitch Talbot's agent, Andrew Lowenthal, told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com that he has heard from 15 teams regarding his client.

Talbot is also drawing interest from Japanese League clubs. The 28-year-old suffered through an ugly 6.64 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 63 2/3 major league innings -- 12 starts -- this season for the Indians, but he has back-end of the rotation upside, so someone will take a flier on him.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 02:00:00 PM

Mitch Talbot has elected free agency.

Talbot posted an ugly 6.64 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 63 2/3 major league innings (12 starts) this season for the Indians. The 28-year-old will look for a minor league deal in another organization.
Fri, Oct 21, 2011 12:17:00 PM

Indians sent RHP Mitch Talbot outright to Triple-A Columbus.

Talbot registered a disappointing 6.64 ERA and 1.85 WHIP in 63 2/3 major league innings (12 starts) this season, failing to build on whatever progress he made during his 28-start 2010 campaign with Cleveland.
Tue, Oct 18, 2011 04:03:00 PM

Indians purchased the contract of RHP Mitch Talbot from Triple-A Columbus.

Talbot was designated for assignment two months ago after opening the season with a 6.33 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in his first 58 1/3 innings. He's back to pitch one half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 04:43:00 PM

Mitch Talbot is expected to pitch in one half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.

Talbot was designated for assignment at the end of July after posting an ugly 6.33 ERA and 1.80 WHIP in 58 1/3 major league innings. Avoid him for fantasy purposes.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 05:22:00 PM

Indians sent RHP Mitch Talbot outright to Triple-A Columbus.

The Indians designated the right-handed for assignment Sunday, but he's cleared waivers and because it was the first time he's been outrighted, he has to accept the assignment. Talbot is likely a candidate only for the bullpen later this season.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 02:26:00 PM

Indians activated RHP Mitch Talbot (back) from the 15-day disabled list and designated him for assignment.

Talbot is the odd man out with Ubaldo Jimenez on board. The Indians will still need to demote someone from their active roster to make room for their newly acquired pitcher. Talbot, 27, had an ugly 6.33 ERA and 1.800 WHIP over 58.1 innings in 2011 before going down with a lower back injury. The journeyman could latch on with a team looking for bullpen depth, but he'll be nothing more than a mop-up reliever.
Sun, Jul 31, 2011 05:02:00 PM

Mitch Talbot (back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Columbus.

Talbot was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with a lower back strain. He is expected to work out of the bullpen in the minor leagues. The 27-year-old right-hander is out of options, so the Indians will either have to add him to the active roster or put him through waivers once his 30-day rehab assignment is complete.
Mon, Jul 18, 2011 07:21:00 PM

Indians placed RHP Mitch Talbot on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 9, with a lower back strain.

Interesting timing, given that Indians manager Manny Acta was already considering booting him from the starting rotation. Talbot has a 6.33 ERA over 11 starts this season and is winless since May 31.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 01:38:00 PM

Indians manager Manny Acta indicated after Friday's game that the struggling Mitch Talbot might be booted from the rotation.

Talbot gave up eight runs Friday and now holds a 6.33 ERA on the season. "He's scuffling, so we're going to have to look into that," Acta said. "We're not going to overreact, but we've got to look into things. It's been 31/2 months of baseball. We have to do what's best for our team and look at all our options." The Indians have four options at Triple-A that are all pitching well in Zach McAllister, Jeanmar Gomez, David Huff and Scott Barnes, so it's no surprise that the leash on Talbot is short.
Sat, Jul 9, 2011 09:43:00 AM

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