Diamondbacks Claim Craig Tatum

The Diamondbacks claimed catcher Craig Tatum off of waivers from the Astros, ESPN.com's Keith Law tweets. The Astros designated Tatum for assignment last week to create roster space for Jack Cust. The 28-year-old backstop will provide the Diamondbacks with another option behind Miguel Montero and Henry Blanco.

The Astros had claimed Tatum from the Orioles in October. He 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. 

The Diamondbacks, who have confirmed the move, note that their 40-man roster is full.


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7 Comments on "Diamondbacks Claim Craig Tatum"


seanb1223
3 years 6 months ago

…waved by the Disastros. That should have been a major red flag.

Rabbitov
3 years 6 months ago

Nice stereotype of every player ever waived by a bad team. 

3 years 6 months ago

Yeah, but didn’t the Orioles waive him, too? Two worst teams waive same player= uh, oh.

seanb1223
3 years 6 months ago

Bad teams are one thing. Houston, we have a problem.

mmiller54
3 years 6 months ago

Ok so this is depth in case Montero gets hurt. No big deal, always nice to have one extra catcher in the system, whose a good defensive catcher and has minor league success.

3 years 6 months ago

If Montero gets hurt, I would rather see Konrad Schmidt up instead of Tatum.

Joey Doughnuts
3 years 6 months ago

God, that guy Channing Tatum is everywhere…..