Craig Tatum C MIA Feb 12 '13

Marlins released C Craig Tatum.

Tatum was just signed to a minor league deal last month. It's not clear what prompted the release, but perhaps he failed his spring training physical. He'll now be on the lookout for a job elsewhere.

Craig Tatum C MIA Jan 13 '13

Marlins signed C Craig Tatum to a minor league contract.

It's not clear if the deal includes a spring training invite. Tatum last appeared in the majors in 2011 and will likely open the season with the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate.

Craig Tatum C MIA Mar 30 '12

Yankees sent C Craig Tatum outright to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.

Tatum, 29, batted just .195/.245/.230 in 96 plate appearances last season for the Orioles. He's simply a depth guy.

Craig Tatum C MIA Mar 28 '12

Yankees claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

Tatum, 29, batted just .195/.245/.230 in 96 plate appearances last season for the Orioles. He'll likely open the season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Craig Tatum C MIA Jan 23 '12

Diamondbacks claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from the Astros.

Houston designated Tatum for assignment earlier this month to clear a 40-man roster spot for outfielder Jack Cust. The 38-year-old catcher batted just .195/.245/.230 in 96 plate appearances last season for the Orioles and is doubtful to reach the major league level with Arizona.

Craig Tatum C MIA Jan 18 '12

Astros designated C Craig Tatum for assignment.

Tatum posted a rough .195/.245/.230 batting line in 96 plate appearances last season with the Orioles. The 38-year-old was claimed by the Astros in late October, then given the boot on Wednesday to clear a 40-man roster spot for newly-signed outfielder Jack Cust.

Craig Tatum C MIA Oct 28 '11

Astros claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from the Orioles.

Tatum is a defense-first catcher who has batted only .223/.291/.264 over 100 career games. He'll give the 'Stros an option behind the plate to back up Jason Castro next season, or will simply serve as depth at Triple-A.