Orioles Acquire Catcher Taylor Teagarden From Rangers
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired catcher Taylor Teagarden from the Texas Rangers. No word on who they are trading for him, I will keep you all updated as soon as I can confirm who it is.
Teagarden was expendable to the Rangers because he was stuck behind Yorvit Torrealba and Mike Napoli. I like this trade for the Orioles. I’ve always been a fan of Teagarden. He’s mostly known for his defense and his ability behind the plate, but he does have some pop as well: In 118 major league games, he has 18 homers. Average that out over 140 games (because there is no way a catcher is playing 162 games, even 140 is a bit optimistic) and he’d hit 21 homers.
The Orioles will be giving up a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later.
Dan Connolly has confirmed that the package is pitcher Randy Henry and a player to be named later.
To make room for Teagarden on the 40 man roster, the Orioles have DFA’d relief pitcher Pedro Viola.