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Everett Teaford | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 5/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 160
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Rays sent LHP Everett Teaford outright to Triple-A Durham.
Teaford was designated for assignment earlier in the week, but passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational bullpen depth for the Rays. He should get another chance with the big league club at some point during the season. Apr 30 - 11:43 PM

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Rays designated LHP Everett Teaford for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Xavier Cedeno. Teaford was just called up over the weekend and allowed one run on four hits and two walks over 2 1/3 innings in his lone appearance.
Apr 28 - 4:02 PM

Rays purchased the contract of LHP Everett Teaford from Triple-A Durham.

Teaford will ad depth to the Rays bullpen, and with Erasmo Ramirez scheduled to pitch against the Blue Jays on Saturday their depth will surely be tested. The 30-year-old posted a 4.20 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 15 innings at Triple-A.
Apr 25 - 2:55 PM

Everett Teaford allowed two runs over three innings Sunday in his start against the Blue Jays.

Teaford didn't figure to be any sort of candidate to make the Rays out of spring training after signing in mid-January, but now he finds himself in the thick of the rotation competition with Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly and Alex Colome all out. The journeyman southpaw has a 2.79 ERA and a 7/1 K/BB ratio in 9 2/3 innings.
Mar 22 - 3:50 PM

Rays signed LHP Everett Teaford to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Teaford spent last season in Korea, posting a 5.24 ERA. He's a long shot to win a bullpen spot this spring.
Jan 16 - 3:38 PM

MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo hears that LHP Everett Teaford will play for Korea's LG Twins in 2014.

Teaford, 29, was removed from the Royals' 40-man roster in February. He appeared in just one game for the team in 2013.
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 10:29:00 PM

Royals sent LHP Everett Teaford outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Teaford was designated for assignment last month but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The 29-year-old made one appearance with the Royals last season and posted a 3.49 ERA and 99/39 K/BB ratio in 95 1/3 innings in the minors.
Fri, Feb 7, 2014 01:48:00 PM

Royals designated LHP Everett Teaford for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-acquired Carlos Peguero for assignment. Teaford, 29, made one appearance with the Royals last season and posted a 3.49 ERA and 99/39 K/BB ratio in 95 1/3 innings in the minors. He should draw interest on waivers.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Everett Teaford to Triple-A Omaha.

Teaford made just one appearance during his short stint with the big club. The Royals have elected to replace him in the bullpen with Kelvin Herrera.
Thu, Jul 18, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Everett Teaford from Triple-A Omaha.

Teaford will replace Donnie Joseph on the active roster as a left-handed middle reliever. He has a 2.88 ERA in 23 appearances with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate this season.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Everett Teaford (shoulder) will throw another bullpen session Friday and should be game ready by late next week.

Teaford has been dealing with some soreness in his pitching shoulder, but he's coming along nicely. He's competing for a middle relief spot for the Royals.
Fri, Mar 1, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Everett Teaford (shoulder) is long-tossing at 75 feet with no issues.

"I threw from 75 feet, and it felt good. I am off today, and then tomorrow I'll throw from maybe 90 feet. You never know what tomorrow will bring," Teaford said Thursday. It sounds like the lefty should be ready to throw from a mound soon.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 07:34:00 PM

Everett Teaford (shoulder) is hoping to resume throwing off a mound on Monday.

Teaford miss his last two scheduled throwing sessions because of a sore shoulder. "It’s just a range-of-motion thing," Teaford said. "It’s not a major setback. I kept hoping it was one of those spring-training things where it will just be, boom, release and everything will be good. That my body would catch up. But I could feel my mechanics starting to go south."
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 09:51:00 AM

Everett Teaford was scratched from his live batting practice session Friday due to minor shoulder soreness.

The Royals aren't concerned and expect the left-hander to resume throwing next week. Teaford will compete this spring for a spot as a long man in the bullpen.
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 10:58:00 AM

The Royals have decided to pitch Everett Teaford and Vin Mazzaro on Wednesday against the Rangers rather than pitch Luke Hochevar on short rest.

Hochevar lasted just 1 2/3 innings and 63 pitches in his last start, which made the Royals consider bringing him back early, but they've decided against it. "We'd be pushing this a little bit," manager Ned Yost said. "Especially going in September, these guys need four days." It's not clear whether it will be Teaford or Mazzaro getting the ball first, but they're both capable of going multiple innings.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 09:39:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Alex Colome
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Moore
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates