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Taylor Teagarden | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 5 - 8:50 AM

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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.
Aug 2 - 11:11 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.
Jul 22 - 10:01 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.
Jul 4 - 4:24 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.
Jan 10 - 12:22 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 ESPN.com 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

Mets signed C Taylor Teagarden to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Teagarden, 30, has hit just .171/.233/.315 over 247 plate appearances at the major league level over the past four seasons. He could be in the mix for the backup catcher job in 2014, but will likely begin the year in Triple-A.
Mon, Jan 6, 2014 04:34:00 PM

Taylor Teagarden has elected free agency.

He had been removed from the 40-man roster after batting just .167/.180/.300 over 23 games for the O's. Teagarden could be able to find a backup job somewhere.
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 02:07:00 PM

Orioles outrighted C Taylor Teagarden to Triple-A Norfolk.

Baltimore kicked Teagarden off the 40-man roster on the first day of the month, deciding instead to employ Chris Snyder and Steve Clevenger as Matt Wieters' backups. The 29-year-old is a career .206/.266/.390 hitter in 518 plate appearances over parts of the last six seasons.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 04:33:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Starlin Castro
3Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Chris Denorfia
3Quintin Berry
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Austin Jackson
RF1Jorge Soler
2Chris Coghlan
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Jason Motte
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6Fernando Rodney
7Trevor Cahill
8Travis Wood
9Clayton Richard
10Tsuyoshi Wada
11Neil Ramirez