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The Dodgers and catcher Matt Treanor are making progress on a one-year contract that will be worth just shy of $1 million, a major-league source told FOXSports.com.
Treanor, 35, is known as a strong defender and excellent handler of pitchers. He's a career .225 hitter and reached the postseason with the Texas Rangers in each of the past two seasons. He had a .628 OPS while playing 72 games for the Royals and Rangers this year.
Treanor is a native of southern California, so signing with the Dodgers would mark a return home for him.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Dodgers have somewhat surprisingly been the most active team so far this offseason, signing Juan Rivera and Mark Ellis as free agents while shelling out huge bucks to retain Matt Kemp long-term. They added another free agent earlier this week, signing catcher Matt Treanor to a one-year contract worth a guaranteed $1 million. There’s also a club option for 2013.
The Dodgers have signed 35-year old righty swinging shortstop Matt Treanor to a 1-year deal. Treanor played in 72 games for the Royals & Rangers last year and he was 42 for 196 (.214 avg, .628 OPS) with 24 runs scored, 3 homers, 22 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He has now played in 432 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 263 for 1,169 (.225 avg, .623 OPS) with 109...
The Dodgers signed Baseball Musings favorite Matt Treanor as their backup catcher. I suspect Matt will play ball until he drops.
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed catcher Matt Treanor to a one-year contract, the club announced Tuesday.
Matt Treanor had his moments with the Texas Rangers in two separate stints with the club.
Last season he played a bigger role, serving as the backup catcher behind Bengie Molina, C.J. Wilson's personal catcher, and the author of a few big postseason hits including a blast in Yankee Stadium in the ALCS.
After Treanor went to the Kansas City Royals in the off-season, the 35-year...
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The Dodgers' search for a veteran catcher apparently has turned to Matt Treanor, who split time between the Royals and Rangers in 2011.
Mr. Misty May Replaces Mr. Mia Hamm
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Dodgers announced the signing of catcher Matt Treanor to a one year deal worth $850,000 with an option year for 2013 and a $150,000 buyout. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times added that the option year would clock in at $950,000.
Treanor is a career backup, which is probably the role he’ll be expected...
Well, we knew Ned Colletti wouldn't go into the season with A.J. Ellis and Tim Federowicz as the team's only catchers, so he's decided to pursue veteran Matt Treanor.Yet, I can't understand why.The guy is the textbook definition of an all-glove, no-bat catcher, and I'm not sure his glove is even that good.Treanor is a career .225/.315/.307 hitter. He's...
The Dodgers are after a veteran catcher and are now looking at Matt Treanor, a baseball source told Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Treanor, 36, would serve as a veteran backstop alongside second-year catcher A.J. Ellis and rookie Tim Federowicz.
Treanor split time between the Royals and Rangers in 2011 and hit .214/.338/.291 in 242 plate appearances.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Matt Treanor have agreed to a one-year deal, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. A formal announcement from the team will come shortly.
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Treanor returned to the Texas Rangers in an August trade. In 72 games in 2011, the catcher hit .214/.338/.291 with three home runs and 22 RBIs.
Well that didn't take long, Ken Rosenthal says the Dodgers have come to an agreement with free agent catcher Matt Treanor. I don't really see the point, but perhaps Colletti and Mattingly are looking for a Brad Ausmus type of role for Treanor. With maybe the hope of him developing A.J. Ellis and the young but very talented Tim Federowicz. I don't really see the...
The Dodgers have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Matt Treanor, says Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (via Twitter).
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com first reported that the Dodgers were eyeing Treanor, while Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports indicated that the two sides were making progress toward a deal worth just under $1MM.
Following in the tradition of Nomar Garciaparra & Mia Hamm, the Dodgers announced the signing of Mr. Misty May (a.k.a. Matt Treanor) yesterday. Per Ken Gurnick:
The Dodgers continued their aggressive roster makeover Tuesday, confirming the signing of backup catcher Matt Treanor only hours after the signing of second baseman Mark Ellis -- with confirmation of Matt Kemp'...