Mark Teahen Signs With York Revolution

Mark Teahen has signed with the York Revolution of the Atlantic League, according to Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com. Revolution GM Eric Menzer has confirmed the signing via email.

The 31-year-old Teahen hasn't appeared in the Majors since 2011 when he split the season between the White Sox and Blue Jays. Teahen is a career .264/.327/.409 hitter but was never able to replicate the .290/.357/.517 production he showed in his breakout 2006 campaign. He posted a 122 OPS+ that season but has managed just one other season over 100.

This past offseason, Teahen signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks. Arizona attempted to trade him to the Reds, but an issue with Teahen's physical caused the deal to fall through. He asked for his release and signed with the Rangers, but was released from their Triple-A affiliate shortly after that pact.

Teahen is one of many former Major Leaguers trying to use the Atlantic League as a stepping stone back into Major League Baseball. Cotillo notes that he will join former big leaguers Brett Tomko, Michael Wuertz, Andy Marte and Eric Patterson on the Revolution roster. Jason Repko, Dallas McPherson and Juan Rincon have all also spent time with the Revolution this season.


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