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Matt Treanor | Catcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/3/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 1994 / Rd. 4 (0) / KC

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Zach Links of reports that Matt Treanor has retired from baseball.
Treanor, 38, had been in extended spring training with the Indians on a minor league deal. He hadn't played since 2012 and will retire with a career .221/.313/.305 batting line across parts of nine big league seasons. Thu, May 8, 2014 06:54:00 PM

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Matt Treanor will miss the next 2-3 weeks due to a strained hamstring.

It's not clear when he suffered the injury. Treanor was slated to open the year as depth at Triple-A, anyway.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 12:50:00 PM

Indians signed C Matt Treanor to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Treanor did not play affiliated ball in 2013. He'll act as organizational depth at catcher for the Tribe.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 05:28:00 PM

Dodgers declined C Matt Treanor's $950,000 club option for 2013.

Treanor will get a $150,000 buyout and is poised to become a free agent. The 36-year-old backstop batted just .175 with two homers and a .563 OPS in 122 plate appearances with the Dodgers this season.
Mon, Oct 29, 2012 05:45:00 PM

Matt Treanor strained a side muscle during batting practice prior to Tuesday's game.

If it's a strained oblique, he's unlikely to be available for the final two games. Tim Federowicz will back up A.J. Ellis on Tuesday night against San Francisco.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 08:26:00 PM

Matt Treanor went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in Saturday's win over the Cubs.

It was just his sixth start of the season, as Treanor's playing time has been limited with A.J. Ellis faring well. The 36-year-old career backup won't make any noise in fantasy even if injury forces him into a bigger role.
Sat, May 5, 2012 04:02:00 PM

Dodgers signed C Matt Treanor to a one-year, $850,000 contract.

The contract also includes a $950,000 club option for 2013 or a $150,000 buyout. Treanor, 35, batted just .214/.338/.291 over 242 plate appearances between the Royals and Rangers this season. The Dodgers have Tim Federowicz on the cusp of the majors, but look for the veteran backstop to serve as the backup to A.J. Ellis in 2012.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 06:01:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Dodgers are "making progress" with catcher Matt Treanor.

The expectation is that the veteran catcher will soon ink a one-year deal worth about $1 million. Treanor, 35, batted just .214/.338/.291 over 242 plate appearances this year, but he's a sound defender and a decent backup.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 01:50:00 PM's Ken Gurnick reports that the Dodgers are looking to sign veteran catcher Matt Treanor.

Treanor batted just .214/.338/.291 in 242 plate appearances this year between the Royals and Rangers, but he's always been a steady defender. The 35-year-old would give Los Angeles better catching depth behind A.J. Ellis and rookie Tim Federowicz.
Tue, Nov 15, 2011 09:00:00 AM

The Rangers have added Matt Treanor to the roster for the World Series against the Cardinals.

Treanor was left off the roster for the ALCS against the Tigers after serving as the third catcher during the ALDS, but he's back now that the Rangers will play under NL rules against the Cardinals. Yoshinori Tateyama, who took Treanor's spot in the ALCS, has been removed from the roster.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 12:32:00 PM

The Rangers have dropped catcher Matt Treanor from their ALCS roster and added right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama.

The Rangers used Treanor as their third catcher during the ALDS, but Yorvit Torrealba is now expected to serve as the primary backup to the hot-hitting Mike Napoli. Tateyama will join an eight-man bullpen after posting a 4.50 ERA over 44 innings during the regular season.
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 02:59:00 PM

Matt Treanor has made the Rangers' ALDS roster.

Treanor will serve as a pinch-hitter and emergency third catcher in Texas' round-one matchup with the Rays. He batted .214/.338/.291 in 72 regular season games.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 04:59:00 PM

Rangers activated C Matt Treanor from the 7-day disabled list.

The Rangers acquired Treanor from the Royals for cash considerations on Thursday. The 35-year-old backstop was recently sidelined with a concussion, but didn't have any issues during his minor league rehab assignment. He has a .226/.351/.306 batting line and a .658 OPS over 230 plate appearances this season.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 08:49:00 PM

Rangers acquired C Matt Treanor from the Royals for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Treanor will join the team Thursday. The Rangers traded Treanor to the Royals at the end of spring training, but they will carry him as a third catcher down the stretch and potentially during the postseason. It's worth mentioning that he developed a rapport with C.J. Wilson last season, so it will be interesting to see how he is used by Ron Washington.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 03:30:00 PM

According to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star, the Royals are close to trading Matt Treanor to the Rangers.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News speculated about the possibility earlier in the day Wednesday and it appears a deal is close to done. Treanor, 35, was popular in the clubhouse last season and will give Ron Washington a third catcher alongside Yorvit Torrealba and Mike Napoli. The veteran backstop was recently sidelined with a concussion, but hasn't had any issues during his recent minor league rehab assignment. The Royals are expected to receive cash considerations in return.
Wed, Aug 31, 2011 02:57:00 PM

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