Wilson throws over CarGon to complete a double play at Chase Field on May 4, 2011 - Christian Petersen
We complete our look at the players outside the 40-man roster who'll be showing up to spring training, with the last of the infielders, and a couple of outfielders.
In case you're looking for them, here's the full list of earlier entries, and who was covered in them:
- Eddie Bonine, Nelson Figueroa, Warner Madrigal and Evan Marshall
- Garrett Mock, Bo Schultz, David Holmberg and Rommie Lewis
- Ed Easley, Tuffy Gosewisch, Rossmel Perez and Mark Reed
- Matt Davidson, Jonathan Griffin, Kila Ka`aihue and Chris Owings
We already pretty much covered all you want to know about Teahen when he was signed back in November. My, how long ago that seems now. The subsequent signing of Eric Hinske pretty much ensured Teahen hasn't even been in the conversation with regard to an Opening Day roster spot - indeed, this might be the first time any Arizona fan has thought about him since. Dan Strittmatter - there's another name from the past described Teahen as Ryan Wheeler's older alter ego, and that seems about right.
Factoid to drop in: Took over his dog's Twitter account for his own use.
Hang on, haven't we seen him before? Yep: this is actually his third go-around with the Diamondbacks, having been a minor part of the team both in 2009 and 2011. Very minor, in fact: he got 30 PAs the first time, and just ten in his second stint with Arizona. He's probably more famous for the fact that he has been used as an emergency pitcher on no less than three occasions in the major-leagues. The last time was when with San Diego, and he gave up a three-run homer to Mark Reynolds in the 18th inning of a game at Petco. Was with the Braves last season, but never got called up from Triple-A.
Factoid to drop in: His fastball touched 90 mph in the game where he pitched for the Padres.
Moving to the outfield, we find Jeremy Reed, whose brother was covered earlier, as a non-roster catcher. He'll be reunited this spring with J.J. Putz, with whom Reed used to play in Seattle, and both players were part of the same trade to the Mets, a complex beast that involved 12 players (including another future D-back in Aaron Heilman) and also the Indians. Hasn't seen much major-league action of late, mustering only thirty plate-appearances over the last three seasons. I'm not sure where he was last year, but it does not appear to have involved him playing professional baseball anywhere.
A former first-round picked, selected 18th overall by the Indians in June 2003 (with the pick immediately ahead of our selection, Conor Jackson), but it was more than seven years after that before he'd reach the majors - twice, the Indians called him up, but he didn't get into an actual game. Appeared in 20 contests for the Cubs in 2010-11, but languished for the entirety of last year in the Astros' Triple-A affiliate, which has got to be as close to purgatory as any baseball player can endure. Has now accumulated 1,069 minor-league appearances. Initially a center-fielder, he has played more in right over the past four seasons.
Factoid to drop in: Brother Ben is also a pro baseball player, a pitcher who spent last season with the Rangers Triple-A affiliate.