Former big leaguer Mark Teahen has signed with the York Revolution, according to a report Monday from MLBdailydish.com reporter Chris Cotillo.
The Revs will be Teahen's third club this season, which has been a bit bumpy for the corner infielder.
Teahen started out the year in the Arizona Diamondbacks' organization, batting .211 in 22 games at Class AAA Reno. He was then traded to the Cincinnati Reds, who sent Teahen back to Arizona after he failed a physical. Following his release by the D-Backs on May 20, Teahen soon joined the Texas Rangers organization and went on to hit .171 in 10 games at Class AAA Round Rock. Teahen, 31, has been looking for work since his release from the Rangers two weeks ago.
A California native, Teahen is mostly known for his five seasons in the majors with the Kansas City Royals from 2005 to 2009. His best year came in 2006 when he hit .290 with 18 homers and 69 RBIs in 109 games.
The 6-foot, 3-inch, 230-pound left-handed hitter last played in the big leagues in 2011, combining for 78 games of action between the Chicago White Sox and Toronto Blue Jays. Teahen has a career .264 batting average in 831 games in the majors. He also has 67 homers and 332 RBIs in the majors.
According to Cotillo's report, Teahen will be in York on Tuesday, when the Revs open up a three-game series against Southern Maryland as part of a six-game homestand.
Teahen will likely fill a hole at first base for the Revs, who lost everyday first baseman Brian Burgamy to the Mexican League two weeks ago. However, the Revs' roster is currently at the Atlantic League maximum of 25 active players without Teahen. As a result, the Revs will have to open up a roster spot somewhere to add Teahen.
Diamond League: Atlantic League founder and chief executive officer Frank Boulton announced Monday the creation of a professional developmental league for players ages 21 to 26.
Dubbed the "Diamond League," it will have no affiliation with the Atlantic League, although the Diamond League's advisory board includes several Atlantic League officials.
The Diamond League is aiming to start in 2014, with six teams scheduled to play 60 games each, with the goal of expanding to eight teams and 84 games in 2015, according to a news release.
The news release did not provide details on where the teams will be located. Boulton could be not be reached for comment Monday night.
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