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.