Astros Claim Craig Tatum

The Astros claimed catcher Craig Tatum off of waivers from the Orioles, MLBTR has learned. Tatum, 28, has three partial seasons of catching experience at the Major League level and isn't yet eligible for arbitration. He joins backstops Jason Castro, Humberto Quintero and Carlos Corporan on Houston's 40-man roster, which now includes 36 players.

Tatum has a .223/.291/.264 line in 299 MLB plate appearances and has stopped 21% of stolen base attempts against him. In eight seasons as a minor leaguer, the 2004 third round pick has a .249/.316/.377 batting line and has stopped 35% of stolen base attempts.

The Astros have confirmed the move.

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4 Comments on "Astros Claim Craig Tatum"

3 years 10 months ago

This, no doubt, is the first of the Astros’ major off-season acquisitions.

3 years 10 months ago

Losing Tatum makes me not even want to get out of bed.  I am depressed. 

3 years 10 months ago

Tatum was a pretty cool guy.
Good luck Craig!

3 years 10 months ago

Probably Tatum will help the Astros continue to dominate the Phillies.   Look up the record the past few years.   A reminder that there is only one winner as of today.  The Cardinals.  NOT the Phillies.