Tigers Sign Matt Treanor

THURSDAY, 11:03am: This deal is done, according to the AP.  The Tigers will go with a Gerald LairdMatt Treanor tandem at catcher for ’09.

WEDNESDAY, 2:13pm: Dan Connolly learned that Orioles president Andy MacPhail has been informed that Treanor agreed to a contract with the Tigers.

TUESDAY, 11:38pm: Morosi says the Tigers are close to signing Treanor to a one-year deal.

4:40pm: According to Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers have had recent talks for free agent catcher Matt Treanor.  They’d discussed a trade with the Marlins for him prior to his release.  The Orioles are also known to be in discussions with Treanor.

Treanor, 33 in March, hit .238/.306/.301 in 234 plate appearances (the highest total of his career).  He threw out 25.4% of attempted basestealers in ’08, 14.3% in ’07.

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