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Mark Teahen released

Jun 3, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays batter Mark Teahen returns to the dugout after striking out during the second inning of his MLB American League baseball game against the Oakland Athletics in Oakland Reuters

In the book “Moneyball,” Mark Teahen was described as someone who had the potential to be the next Jason Giambi. While the first Jason Giambi continues to draw a big league paycheck, however, Mark Teahen is out of work:

Mark Teahen’s 2013 baseball odyssey took another turn Monday, as the Yucaipa High product was released by the Round Rock Express, triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Teahen batted .171 (6 for 35) with two RBIs in 10 games this season with Round Rock.

Teahen — who hit .290 and had 18 home runs in 109 games for the Royals back in 2006 — never managed to put it together. He hasn’t been in the bigs since 2011. This season alone he was with the Dbacks organization, was traded to the Reds, who promptly sent him back to Arizona after he failed a physical, and then fizzled at Round Rock for the Rangers.

Hard to see how this is anything other than the end of the line for the guy.

  1. sportsdrenched - Jun 3, 2013 at 5:52 PM

    What the Royals wouldn’t give for some 2006 Teahan like power from 3B this season.

  2. turdfurgerson68 - Jun 3, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    Yankees will sign him.

    Desperate times in da Bronx.

    • jerze2387 - Jun 3, 2013 at 7:02 PM

      ..and he’ll end up hitting 22 HRs in half a season, seeing as how this year has gone with Overbay and Wells and such.

      In fact, that short porch for lefties might be just what teahen needs to do his Giambi impression..

      • turdfurgerson68 - Jun 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM

        ha ha, he probably will.

        Cashman has been a wizard this season with his low cost/high reward signings

        %^&$# Yankees!!!

  3. Eternal Optimist - Jun 4, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    I like him as a person. I hope that he gets a chance and finds himself as a ballplayer. He always seemed so clutch for KC back in the day.

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