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Taylor Teagarden | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Major League Baseball suspended C Taylor Teagarden 80 games for violation of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
You might remember that Teagarden, who is currently a free agent, was featured in the Al Jazeera documentary on doping in sports. You have to wonder if this could possibly affect Ryan Zimmerman and Ryan Howard, who were also named in the documentary. However, Teagarden was the only one actually captured on video. Fri, Apr 1, 2016 05:27:00 PM

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Taylor Teagarden has elected free agency.

Teagarden was added to the 40-man roster last month but then removed again. He'll look for a minor league deal somewhere else this winter.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 09:10:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of C Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Iowa.

Teagarden isn't on the team's playoff roster, but he is back on the 40-man roster in Tsuyoshi Wada's old spot. Slated to turn 32 in December, Teagarden will be arbitration-eligible over the winter.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 12:43:00 PM

Cubs sent C Taylor Teagarden outright to Triple-A Iowa.

He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. Teagarden will stick around for organizational depth but isn't going to be needed unless injuries strike.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 08:50:00 AM

Cubs designated C Taylor Teagarden for assignment.

The Cubs carried three catchers for a while, but it was inevitable that Teagarden would eventually be shown the door. He had three hits in 15 at-bats with the big club.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 11:11:00 AM

Taylor Teagarden pinch-hit and delivered a go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning to help the Cubs edge the Reds on Wednesday.

Teagarden was pinch-hitting for reliever Hector Rondon with runners on first and third and two outs when he delivered an RBI single to center, breaking a 5-5 tie in the top of the ninth inning against Aroldis Chapman. Teagarden entered the game with only two hits (both singles) in 12 trips to the plate on the season.
Wed, Jul 22, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of C Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs need catching depth with David Ross (concussion) on the 7-day disabled list. Teagarden has done a nice job in Triple-A this year, batting .294 with 19 RBI in 43 games for the I-Cubs. He'll backup Miguel Montero behind the plate.
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 04:24:00 PM

Cubs signed C Taylor Teagarden to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old backstop appeared in just nine games for the Mets in 2014, and owns a a career .202/.262/.382 slash line over 495 big league at-bats. Should the Cubs deal Welington Castillo this winter, Teagarden could compete for a reserve role on the Opening Day roster.
Sat, Jan 10, 2015 12:22:00 PM

Mets activated C Taylor Teagarden from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

With Travis d'Arnaud and Anthony Recker on the active roster, there was no need for Teagarden. He'll be back up next month as the third catcher.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 12:13:00 PM

Taylor Teagarden (hamstring) has not begun playing rehab games.

Teagarden is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday, but he's obviously not close to returning. With Travis d'Arnaud and Anthony Recker on the active roster, there might not be room for him with the big club even once he gets back to full health.
Mon, Jul 7, 2014 06:01:00 PM

Mets placed C Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 22, with a strained left hamstring.

Some speculated that Anthony Recker would be demoted with Travis d'Arnaud coming back from the minors, but he'll actually stick around. Teagarden is hitting .143 (4-for-28) with one home run and four RBI over nine games with the Mets this season.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Taylor Teagarden went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Teagarden, making his 2014 debut, gave the Mets a 6-1 lead with a sixth-inning grand slam off of Marco Estrada. Obviously, it marks his first hit, homer, run, and runs batted in on the season for the 30-year-old former top prospect. A nice way to make an impression.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 10:09:00 PM

Mets purchased the contract of catcher Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 30-year-old Teagarden hasn't hit in the majors since 2008, but he was at .279/.402/.548 with eight homers in 104 at-bats for Triple-A Las Vegas this season, earning him another chance. He'll likely back up Anthony Recker initially, but if he gets off to a quick start, he could take over the job.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 02:14:00 AM

Mets reassigned C Taylor Teagarden, INF Anthony Seratelli and INF/OF Eric Campbell to minor league camp.

Teagarden had a chance to crack the Opening Day roster with a strong showing in the spring, but the 30-year-old backstop hit just .222/.256/.306 with 17 strikeouts in 36 at-bats. He'll function as organizational depth in the minors.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 04:27:00 PM

Adam Rubin of reports that Taylor Teagarden's minor league deal with the Mets includes an opt-out clause that he can exercise if he's not on the major league roster by June 15.

The 30-year-old backstop faces an uphill battle trying to supplant Anthony Recker for the backup cather's job in New York. He has always held promise offensively though, and could be worth a look in NL-only leagues if he finds his way onto the Opening Day roster.
Fri, Jan 10, 2014 09:19:00 PM

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