• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Cubs C Taylor Teagarden set to play at Iowa

    Catcher Taylor Teagarden has accepted his assignment from the Cubs to Triple-A Iowa, per SB Nation. Teagarden has three hits in 15 at-bats for the Cubs this season.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    SP Clayton Richard up, C Tyler Teagarden down for Cubs

    The Cubs have demoted catcher Taylor Teagarden to Triple-A Iowa to make room for left-hander Clayton Richard, who starts Sunday in Milwaukee, per the Chicago Sun-Times. Richard pitched three times for Chicago in July with two starts. A strong outing was followed by two poor ones and he ended up back in the minors with a 5.40 ERA.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Miguel Montero not in Cubs lineup after thumb injury

    Cubs catcher Miguel Montero isn't in Sunday's starting lineup. Montero was forced to leave Saturday's game after jamming his thumb. Taylor Teagarden gets his third start of the season behind the plate in Montero's place. He's started three of the last six.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Cubs C David Ross placed on 7-day DL; Taylor Teagarden recalled

    The Cubs have placed catcher David Ross on the 7-day disabled list due to a mild concussion. The move is retroactive to Thursday. Ross left Wednesday's game in the seventh inning, though no injury was reported at the time. Still, Ross will take the minimum seven days to recover from the concussion. "I had a three-day headache and some nausea," Ross said Saturday, per ESPN.com. "It's nice for the seven-day DL where you can take a step back. I think the main concern is just getting another foul ball. I had that happen a couple of years ago, and it put me out about two months. I don't want to go through that again." Taylor Teagarden was recalled from Triple-A to be the backup catcher in Ross' absence.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Taylor Teagarden clears waivers, sent to Triple-A

    Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas, ESPN New York reports. Teagarden was rehabbing in the minors after landing on the bi-league disabled list on July 22 with a strained left hamstring.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Taylor Teagarden opens up rehab assignment

    Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden (hamstring) began a rehab assignment with the team's Gulf Coast League (rookie) affiliate Saturday. He had a strikeout and walk in two plate appearances.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Hamstring injury lands Taylor Teagarden on DL

    The Mets announced Tuesday they placed catcher Taylor Teagarden on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left hamstring. Teagarden hit .143 with one home run and five RBI in nine games before going on the DL.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Mets haven't decided which catcher to demote yet

    The Mets are unsure whether they will send Anthony Recker or Taylor Teagarden to the minors, according to ESPN. With Travis d'Arnaud expected to be called up soon, the team will not carry three catchers. Recker still has an option remaining, and can be sent down to Triple-A with no issues. Teagarden is out of options, and has already been outrighted in the past. If he were to pass through waivers unclaimed, Teagarden could opt for free agency. Neither player has performed well this season, so the fact that Recker has an option could be the deciding factor.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Taylor Teagarden homers, drives in four in debut

    Mets catcher Taylor Teagarden made an impact in his first game of the season Tuesday, in a 6-2 win over the Brewers. Teagarden provided the winning margin in the game, and he did so with just one swing. He clubbed a grand slam in the sixth inning, putting the Mets up 6-1 at the time. He finished the game 1 for 4 with one run and four RBI, while striking out twice. Teagarden received the call this weekend, and will serve as part of the Met's rotating tandem at catcher.

  • by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Mets call up Taylor Teagarden

    The Mets promoted catcher Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Las Vegas. Teagarden was hitting .279 with eight homers and 19 RBI in 34 games for Las Vegas.