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Orioles Trade For Rangers Catcher Taylor Teagarden

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ARLINGTON (AP)  The Texas Rangers have traded catcher Taylor Teagarden to the Baltimore Orioles for minor league right-hander Randy Henry and a player to be named.

The teams announced the deal on Thursday.

Teagarden hit .235 in 14 games for Texas last season. He has played 118 games for the Rangers over the last four years and has thrown out nearly 31 percent of runners who have tried to steal. He turns 28 this month.

The Orioles like Teagarden’s ability behind the plate and see him as a solid backup for Matt Wieters.

The 21-year-old Henry was 4-3 with a 2.22 ERA in 29 relief appearances at Class A. The Orioles also designated lefty Pedro Viola for assignment.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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