The Orioles have designated 29-year old righty swinging catcher Taylor Teagarden for assignment. Teagarden played in 23 games for the Orioles this year and he was 10 for 60 (.167 avg, .480 OPS) with 3 runs scored, 2 homers and 5 RBIs. Teagarden played in 45 games in his two years with the Orioles and he was 19 of 117 (.162 avg, .511 OPS) with 7 runs scored, 4 homers and 14 RBIs. Teagarden often looked like he had a hole in his bat for the Orioles as he whiffed 41 times against only 6 walks. The Orioles are going to roll with Chris Snyder and Steve Clevenger as their backup catchers the rest of the way in 2013.
UPDATE: (9/5/2013) - The Orioles have outrighted Taylor Teagarden to AAA.