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.

25 Responses to Nationals Sign Mark Teahen Leave a Reply

  1. Chillin_in_California 3 years ago

    Sigh… Nobody cares

    • Ray Mitten 3 years ago

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

      • Chillin_in_California 3 years ago

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

      • Lastings 3 years ago

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

        • Guest 3 years ago

          The Milledge People is still my all time favorite fan section

      • Nice guy, that Teahen. can’t hit. 

    • Snoochies8 3 years ago

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

  2. Josh Kortleve 3 years ago

    White Sox & Blue Jays

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

    • Otis26 3 years 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.

  4. grant77 3 years ago

    The White Sox and the Blue Jays.

  5. wickedkevin 3 years 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 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.

  6. Oilcanoworms 3 years ago

    I thought Teahen was older.

    • Dan Mazzaro 3 years ago

      You miss his birthday party last year too..?

    • chico65 3 years 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.

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

    • rockfordone 3 years 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.

  8. Hes had negative WAR for 4 straight seasons……

  9. j6takish 3 years 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

  10. aerobica 3 years ago

    Never forget 2006.

  11. LUWahooNatFan 3 years 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.

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