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Mets sign Taylor Teagarden

Jan 6, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have added some catching depth by signing Taylor Teagarden to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Teagarden was once considered a pretty solid catching prospect, but now he’s 30 years with a lengthy injury history and just 163 total games in the majors.

He profiles as merely a backup at this point and will likely compete with Anthony Recker and Juan Centeno to serve as rookie Travis d’Arnaud‘s caddy.

  1. xdj511 - Jan 6, 2014 at 4:49 PM

    Well given d’Arnaud’s lengthy injury history it is pretty likely that the Mets’ third string (and maybe even fourth string) catcher will see some time with the big club this season.

  2. riggz91 - Jan 6, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    The Mets love guys who hit around .200.

  3. proudlycanadian - Jan 6, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    He is cheaper to sign than John Buck.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jan 6, 2014 at 10:03 PM

      speaking of cheap how is that bluejays off season going so far? Yea not spending too much huh?

      • proudlycanadian - Jan 7, 2014 at 8:36 AM

        Long time no see Harry. I trust that your Yuletide was gay.

  4. bbk1000 - Jan 6, 2014 at 6:47 PM

    Good grief….

    I assume Trevor Al’Fresco and Travis El’Bruncho retired?

    Yea yea, low risk high reward…..

  5. beast2727 - Jan 6, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Teagarden is a building block for the future he has major potential with the bat and is pretty much a better defensive version of buster posey

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