Astros Designate Craig Tatum For Assignment

The Astros designated catcher Craig Tatum for assignment, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com tweets. The move creates a 40-man roster spot for the newly signed Jack Cust.

The Astros had claimed Tatum from the Orioles in October. The 28-year-old has three partial seasons of catching experience at the Major League level and isn't yet eligible for arbitration. He 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.


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12 Comments on "Astros Designate Craig Tatum For Assignment"


Shawnthemon
3 years 7 months ago

Finally, some big news today

redsx968
3 years 7 months ago

LOL! Nice one man! Wait I think I get it… It’s actually pretty insignificant news. HA!

3 years 7 months ago

That must suck to get DFA’d by the Astros.

Tyler Jedrzejak
3 years 7 months ago

AND the Orioles…in less than two months. 

Hal_Jordan77
3 years 7 months ago

3 months. The Astros claimed him 3 months ago.

Hal_Jordan77
3 years 7 months ago

3 months. The Astros claimed him 3 months ago.

iheartyourfart
3 years 7 months ago

i don’t know what’s worse.  that or being cut to make room for jack cust.

3 years 7 months ago

orioles will trade kyle hudson for craig tatium im guessing before friday

Omazing
3 years 7 months ago

Ahhhh, Spring Training…can’t wait!! Where the Orioles show off their superstars Craig Tatum & Brian Matusz.. btw this is the Rays stadium.. very nice.. I remember Hooter’s girls walking around

formerdraftpick
3 years 7 months ago

No more Tatum Tots :(

Hal_Jordan77
3 years 7 months ago

I have no objection to Tatum being DFA’d, but it does make me wonder who is going to be the backup catcher for their backup catcher(Quintero) while their primary catcher(Jason Castro) is recovering from his foot surgery.  I guess it’s possible that nobody bothers to claim Tatum.

comegys
3 years 7 months ago

Different GM at the time, Tatum claimed when Wade had job