The Yankees have claimed catcher Craig Tatum off waivers from the Diamondbacks, the team announced. The 29-year-old backstop has been claimed off waivers three times in the last few months, first by the Astros, then by the D'Backs, and now by the Yankees. Their 40-man roster is now full.
Tatum 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.
hahahahahahaha….as an orioles fan i can tell you HE WAS CUT BY THE ORIOLES…just saying
First Cust, now Tatum? I’m starting to feel a bit better about the chances of other AL East teams this year
Astros waived Tatum and Cust, both picked up by Yankees. They waived Joe Thurston, picked up by Phillies. None of those guys showed they could even make back-up spots with the Astros, and they weren’t good enough to be sent down to AAA, so I’m puzzled why the Yankees and Phillies are picking up these guys.
And he was cut from the Astros before the Diamondbacks claimed him.
i feel sorry for him. i hope he can stick with a team for more than a month or two. that has to be hard for him and his family. hopefully the yankees can keep him there for some time
Hard to believe Tatum will make the ballclub out of Spring training, he is destined to be on the waiver wire once more.
I think Channing Tatum would help the Yankees more.
What about Drederick Tatum?
What about Tatum O’Neal?
you guys never heard of the minor leagues, in case someone gets hurt, don’t worry, the AL East wont see these guys unless something happens
But the AL East gets to see Dana Eveland.. again. Exciting stuff.