digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















Mark Teahen
20110805-0921 Mark Teahen.jpg
Teahen with the Toronto Blue Jays
Free agent
Third baseman / Right fielder
Born: (1981-09-06) September 6, 1981 (age 33)
Redlands, California
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 4, 2005 for the Kansas City Royals
Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Batting average .264
Home runs 67
Runs batted in 332
Teahen with the Kansas City Royals in 2009.

Mark Thomas Teahen (born September 6, 1981) is an American-Canadian professional baseball infielder who is currently a free agent.

He graduated from Yucaipa High School in 1999 and attended St. Mary's College in California. Teahen was drafted 39th overall in the 2002 draft by the Oakland Athletics with a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds. He was one of the featured players in the book Moneyball, which claimed that he had the potential to become the next Jason Giambi.

Prior to the 2009 World Baseball Classic, Teahen, whose father was born in St. Marys, Ontario, became a naturalized Canadian citizen and played for Team Canada in that event. In 2011, Teahen and Brett Lawrie both started in the infield for the Blue Jays, marking the first time the squad had two Canadians in its starting lineup.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Kansas City Royals[edit]

Oakland traded him to Kansas City in 2004, along with Mike Wood, as part of a three-way trade that sent Carlos Beltran to the Houston Astros, Octavio Dotel from the Astros to the Athletics, and John Buck from the Astros to the Royals. Although he had been one of the most highly regarded prospects in the Oakland organization, he became available when the Athletics were able to sign Eric Chavez to a long-term contract.

Royals management did not expect Teahen to make the opening-day roster in 2005; however, after hitting .344 in spring training and after injuries sidelined potential third basemen Chris Truby and Chris Clapinski, the Royals announced Teahen would be their regular third baseman for 2005, and he made his major-league debut on April 4, 2005.

His first hit was a triple and he hit 4 homers in his last 17 games of 2005. Teahen hit .240 in his rookie season with KC. In 2006, he hit .290 with 18 home runs and 69 RBIs. During July, he raised his performance level with 10 home runs and 35 RBIs during the 38 games ending August 2. He continued to hit well, but suffered an injury and had to have season-ending surgery on September 8.

Going into the 2007 season, Teahen moved from third base to right field because of the arrival of young prospect Alex Gordon.[2] His HR total dropped alarmingly to only 7 homers, after hitting 18 the year prior. During the 2008 season, he hit two inside-the-park home runs (leading the majors), bringing his total for 2008 to 14 HRs.[3]

While in Kansas City, Teahen was a spokesman and fundraiser for a program that gave children with physical or mental challenges the chance to play baseball. Since Teahen obtained dual Canadian-American citizenship in 2005,[4] he was able to play for the Canadian team in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.[5] In 2009, he hit .271 with a career-high 34 doubles, 12 home runs and 50 RBI in 144 games with Kansas City. He made 99 starts at third base, 31 in right field and three at second.

Chicago White Sox[edit]

On November 5, 2009, Teahen was traded by the Royals to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for infielders Chris Getz and Josh Fields.[6] He later received the 2009 Hutch Award for his efforts on and off the field.[7]

On December 8, Teahen and the White Sox agreed to a three-year, $14 million deal.[8]

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

On July 27, 2011, Teahen was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays with Edwin Jackson for Jason Frasor and Zach Stewart.[9] The Blue Jays designated him for assignment on January 9, 2012. He was released on January 17. In his one season with the Blue Jays, Teahen played in 27 games, mostly as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement, and hit .190 with 1 home run and 3 RBI.


Teahen signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals on February 6, 2012. Teahen spent the 2012 season with the Nationals Triple-A affiliate Syracuse Chiefs. According to the International League transactions page, Teahen declared free agency on November 2, 2012.

On November 26, 2012, Teahen signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He started the 2013 season with the Reno Aces, but was released by the Diamondbacks at his request on May 20.[10]

The Texas Rangers signed Teahen to a minor league deal on May 23, 2013,[11] [12] and assigned him to the Triple-A Round Rock Express. He was released on June 3, 2013.[13]

On June 17, 2013 he signed a contract to play for the York Revolution in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[14]

Teahen signed a minor-league contract with the San Francisco Giants on February 15, 2014. This contract did not include an invitation to major league spring training.[15] He was released on March 19.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Mark married Lauren McClain on December 31, 2010. They were expecting their first child in 2012.[17] They also had three dogs, Espy, Ribi, and Ricki B. Espy has an account on Twitter.[18]


  1. ^ Fitzgerald, Sean. "Jays’ Lawrie ruled out for Pan Am Games". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 16 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Mark Teahen: Fantasy Baseball". USA Today. Retrieved 2007-06-29. [dead link]
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/2008-situational-batting.shtml
  4. ^ Hornby, Lance (2005-05-11). "A closet Canuck". Retrieved 2007-06-29. 
  5. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/ctvnews/?id=263921
  6. ^ Merkin, Scott. White Sox acquire Teahen from Royals, Chicago White Sox. Published November 6, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
  7. ^ Kaegel, Dick. Teahen tabbed for Hutch Award, Chicago White Sox. Published November 30, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
  8. ^ Sox, Teahen agree to three-year deal, Daily Herald. Published December 8, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
  9. ^ Nowak, Joey. "White Sox send Jackson to Blue Jays for Frasor". MLB.com. Retrieved 27 July 2011. 
  10. ^ "Diamondbacks release infielder Mark Teahen". May 20, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rangers put Derek Lowe on waivers, sign Mark Teahen to minor league deal". dallasnews.com. May 23, 2013. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ Tesfatsion, Master (May 23, 2013). "Texas releases Lowe, inks Teahen to Minors deal". MLB.com. Retrieved May 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ Calcaterra, Craig (June 3, 2013). "Mark Teahen released". NBCSports.com. Retrieved June 4, 2013. 
  14. ^ Mark Teahen Signs With York Revolution
  15. ^ Baggarly, Andrew (February 15, 2014). "Giants sign former St. Mary's star Mark Teahen". csnbayarea.com. Retrieved February 15, 2014. 
  16. ^ Somers, Aaron (March 19, 2014). "San Francisco Giants release Mark Teahen". Retrieved March 20, 2014. 
  17. ^ Twitter - ESPY_TEAHEN
  18. ^ Twitter - ESPY_TEAHEN twitter.com

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Teahen — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
848 videos foundNext > 

Former MLB Mark Teahen Hit For The York Revolution 7/7/13 HD

base hit.

Teammates in a Glove - Mark Teahen

Mark Teahen talks about some of his former teammates with Jason Benetti.

High Five Kansas City w/ Mark Teahen

Popular feature out at Kauffman Stadium during my tenure. Alex Gordon was the pilot episode but many of you have reached out saying that the one with Mark Te...

Mark Teahen's homerun!!! Chicago white sox vs Minnesota twins 2011

homerun by mark teahen 2011.



Mark Teahen on Renting His Apartment to Chris Getz

MOUTHPIECESPORTS personality Mitch Robinson sits down with new Chicago White Sox third baseman Mark Teahen at SoxFest 2010. Watch as Teahen talks about being...

Mark Teahen on his Trade to the White Sox

Mark Teahen talks about being the named the White Sox everyday starting third baseman, being traded to Chicago and having Ozzie Guillen as his manager.

Mark Teahen on the Baseball Grind

White Sox 3B Mark Teahen comments on the physical and mental grind of playing baseball. The veteran also discusses what he likes about his new team after pla...

8/27/2013: Josh Lowey K's Mark Teahen

Mark Teahen - Anchorage Glacier Pilots - Alumni Interview- 2001- Championship Team

Check out our website! Donate to support the show! www.glacierpilotslegacy.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlacierPilotsLegacy Twitter: @pilotslegacy ...

848 videos foundNext > 

17 news items


Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:23:13 -0700

He planned on donating the car he received to Chrysalis, an Arizona-based domestic violence prevention agency supported by former teammate Mark Teahen and his wife, Lauren. Although he will "lay low" into the new year, Konerko also plans to ramp up ...
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:15:10 -0700

In 2011, Frasor pitched half a season for the White Sox with right-hander Zach Stewart from the Toronto Blue Jays before the trade deadline in July, 2011 for Mark Teahen and Edwin Jackson. Sox manager Ozzie Guillen couldn't place his finger on who the ...

Hutchinson News

Hutchinson News
Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:15:57 -0700

“My favorite player was Freddie Patek, but there's many that are my favorites – Brett, White, Mark Teahen and Jim Eisenreich. Right now, I like Salvador Perez and Lorenzo Cain a lot.”{p dir=”ltr”}Her 18-year-old daughter, Allison, loves the team as ...

SB Nation

SB Nation
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 10:36:35 -0700

Is that Mark Teahen hitting cleanup? Why would you put Felix Pie at the top of the order? Willie Bloomquist in right field doesn't seem like a good way to allocate resources. What's a Jason Berken? These teams were reliably terrible and incompetent in ...

South Side Sox

South Side Sox
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:03:44 -0700

Is that Mark Teahen hitting cleanup? Why would you put Felix Pie at the top of the order? Willie Bloomquist in right field doesn't seem like a good way to allocate resources. What's a Jason Berken? These teams were reliably terrible and incompetent in ...
Topeka Capital Journal (blog)
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:15:51 -0700

Those two guys, along with Mark Teahen, John Buck, David DeJesus, Zack Greinke and Gil Meche were expected to lead the Royals to the postseason promised land. Yet, in the following four seasons that I passed through the turnstiles at Kauffman Stadium ...

Kansas City Star

Kansas City Star (blog)
Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:37:30 -0700

Yesterday, I walked onto my flight to go write about a story 29 years in the making and saw my friend Art Stewart sitting in the fourth row. He smiled. He was saving me a seat. “The feeling I have now,” he says, “it's just hard to describe. It's the ...

Hutchinson News

Hutchinson News
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0700

And to be honest, since the Royals got rid of Mark Teahen, Laurelle has lost most interest in the Royals. But I'm still glad she can watch the Royals in the postseason, something I never thought would happen when I used to take her to the Build-a-Bear ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!