Astros Designate Craig Tatum For Assignment

The Astros designated catcher Craig Tatum for assignment, Brian McTaggart of 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.

12 Responses to Astros Designate Craig Tatum For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Shawnthemon 4 years ago

    Finally, some big news today

    • redsx968 4 years ago

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

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

    • Tyler Jedrzejak 4 years ago

      AND the Orioles…in less than two months. 

      • Hal Jordan 4 years ago

        3 months. The Astros claimed him 3 months ago.

      • Hal Jordan 4 years ago

        3 months. The Astros claimed him 3 months ago.

    • iheartyourfart 4 years ago

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

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

  4. Omazing 4 years 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

  5. formerdraftpick 4 years ago

    No more Tatum Tots :(

  6. Hal Jordan 4 years 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.

  7. comegys 4 years ago

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

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