THURSDAY, 11:03am: This deal is done, according to the AP. The Tigers will go with a Gerald Laird–Matt Treanor tandem at catcher for ’09.
WEDNESDAY, 2:13pm: Dan Connolly learned that Orioles president Andy MacPhail has been informed that Treanor agreed to a contract with the Tigers.
TUESDAY, 11:38pm: Morosi says the Tigers are close to signing Treanor to a one-year deal.
4:40pm: According to Jon Paul Morosi of the Detroit Free Press, the Tigers have had recent talks for free agent catcher Matt Treanor. They’d discussed a trade with the Marlins for him prior to his release. The Orioles are also known to be in discussions with Treanor.
Treanor, 33 in March, hit .238/.306/.301 in 234 plate appearances (the highest total of his career). He threw out 25.4% of attempted basestealers in ’08, 14.3% in ’07.