Arizona Diamondbacks sign Mark Teahen to minor league deal

Jonathan Daniel

The Diamondbacks added a veteran utility player on Monday.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have signed Mark Teahen to a minor league contract. The deal comes with an invite to spring training and chance to make the big league roster, according to Nick Piecoro of azcentral sports. Teahen plays the corner positions in the both the infield and the outfield.

Teahen has seven seasons and 3,171 plate appearances in the major leagues, most recently with Toronto in 2011. He broke in with Kansas City, where he spent 2005 through 2009. He then moved to the White Sox in 2010 before being traded to the Blue Jays the next year.

The veteran's best year as a pro came in 2006, when he appeared in just 109 games. That year, Teahen set career highs in home runs (18), RBI (69), average (.290), on-base percentage (.357), and slugging percentage (.517). He has since struggled to match that level of production and is a lifetime .264/.327/.409 hitter.

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