Nationals Sign Mark Teahen

The Nationals announced today they've signed infielder/outfielder Mark Teahen to a minor league deal.  They also announced their deal with outfielder Rick Ankiel.

Teahen, 30, hit .200/.273/.300 in 177 plate appearances for the White Sox last year, appearing at the infield and outfield corners.  The Blue Jays took Teahen and his contract from the White Sox last summer to facilitate their temporary acquisition of Edwin Jackson.  The Jays ended up releasing Teahen last month.  He's represented by CAA Sports.

The Nationals will also have Andres Blanco, Jarrett Hoffpauir, Chad Tracy, Mike Cameron, Brett Carroll, Jason Michaels, and Xavier Paul in camp competing for part-time roles on the big league club.


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25 Comments on "Nationals Sign Mark Teahen"


Chillin_in_California
3 years 6 months ago

Sigh… Nobody cares

Ray Mitten
3 years 6 months ago

I’m somebody and I care.   Nobody cares that you don’t care. 

Chillin_in_California
3 years 6 months ago

I have a feeling your going to get a lot of likes for that comment

Lastings
3 years 6 months ago

 Can’t believe your parents named you “somebody”…Damn that’s worse than my name…

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

The Milledge People is still my all time favorite fan section

3 years 6 months ago

Nice guy, that Teahen. can’t hit. 

Snoochies8
3 years 6 months ago

hm, well, don’t have to come on here do you?

Josh Kortleve
3 years 6 months ago

White Sox & Blue Jays

3 years 6 months ago

Good luck to Teahen, was always a pretty good infielder.

Otis26
3 years 6 months ago

Really? I was a Royals season-ticket holder when he was there and somehow missed that.

Great clubhouse guy, above-average baserunner, and has a future in broadcasting. Otherwise he’s a stiff.

grant77
3 years 6 months ago

The White Sox and the Blue Jays.

Josh Kortleve
3 years 6 months ago

Where’d you get that info?

wickedkevin
3 years 6 months ago

No Fielder/Pujols or a viable CF = a disappointing offseason for me.  I love the SP upgrades, and don’t get me wrong, I would have been upset if they offered what DET did for Fielder, but they still need a CF and maybe a 1B of the future. 

McKinley2
3 years 6 months ago

Hard not to envision Morse as the 1B of the future though they do need to find some LH bats to stick in the lineup. This was not set up as their make or break year so I’m not overly troubled by their makeshift situation in CF. I agree, much as Fielder was an exciting teaser, his signing by Detroit brings the same satisfaction to me as Rizzo’s inability to secure Upton — wrong player, wrong price.  Let’s see where the Nats are in June and what tinkering Rizzo and Johnson do by the July trading deadline. So much of the Nats hopes for 2012 are tied to a successful arrival of Bryce Harper to bolster their everyday lineup. Team still needs some OBP guys at the top of the lineup and at this point, Desmond is more of a dream than a reality. But the pieces of this team on the mound and in the field are definitely coming together and looking better than prior years.

Oilcanoworms
3 years 6 months ago

I thought Teahen was older.

Dan Mazzaro
3 years 6 months ago

You miss his birthday party last year too..?

Oilcanoworms
3 years 6 months ago

Apparently.

chico65
3 years 6 months ago

I have the same affliction.  I always see “Teahen” and for some reason my brain thinks “Hinske”…always takes a second to reorient myself.

3 years 6 months ago

Does this mean the Nats pay the 5 million Teahen is owed for 2012?

rockfordone
3 years 6 months ago

no released  by Blue Jays – their on the hook – Great move by KW – the guy is awful – Can’t throw or hit. So in today’s world 5M is cheap. Damon wants 8.

3 years 6 months ago

Hes had negative WAR for 4 straight seasons……

rockfordone
3 years 6 months ago

Is that all 

j6takish
3 years 6 months ago

Can’t hit, doesn’t walk, posted negative UZR in both the infield and outfield. I know it’s a minor league deal and the Jays are paying his salary, but I still don’t see the point

aerobica
3 years 6 months ago

Never forget 2006.

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 6 months ago

I have no clue what the bench is going to look like besides Flores being the backup catcher

It looks like Rizzo wants to keep Dozzi in the minors a bit longer.