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Taylor Teagarden Agrees To Minor League Deal With Mets

Taylor Teagarden (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Catcher Taylor Teagarden has agreed to a minor league contract with the New York Mets.

He hit .167 with two homers and five RBIs in 60 at-bats last season for Baltimore, which designated him for assignment Sept. 1.

The 30-year-old catcher was on the disabled list from April 28 to June 4 after he dislocated his left thumb when hit by a foul ball.

Teagarden, whose deal was announced Monday, has a .206 average with 20 homers and 63 RBIs in six major league seasons.

He figures to compete for a backup role behind Travis d’Arnaud. The No. 2 job is expected to be Anthony Recker’s to lose entering spring training.

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