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Teagarden Traded to Orioles for RHP, Another Player

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    Taylor Teagarden #2 poses for a portrait during the Texas rangers Photo Day at Surprise on March 2, 2010 in Surprise, Arizona.

    The Texas Rangers have traded backup catcher Taylor Teagarden to Baltimore for RHP Randy Henry and a player to be named later.

    The trade was announced Thursday.

    Teagarden, who has spent his entire MLB career with the Rangers, had four stints with the club in 2011 and spent the rest of the year in Round Rock.  The Carrollton native was selected in the third round of the 2005 draft.

    Teagarden was not on any of the playoff rosters. He batted .235 (8-34) with 2 doubles and 2 RBI over 14 games with Texas in 2011.

    Here is more Henry from the Rangers:

    Henry, 21, went a combined 4-3 with 2 saves and a 2.22 ERA (13 ER/52.2 IP) over 29 relief appearances for Delmarva (A) and Frederick (High-A) in the Orioles system last season.  He recorded 40 strikeouts against 8 walks.  Originally selected by Baltimore in the fourth round of the 2009 June draft, Henry has gone 5-5 with a 3.33 ERA (28 ER/75.2 IP) over 40 relief outings in his first two professional seasons (2010-11).  The Oklahoma native was drafted out of South Mountain Community College in Arizona.  He had two stints on the minor league disabled list in 2010 with right elbow inflammation.

    Henry does not go on the 40-man roster, and has been assigned from the Orioles’ Delmarva roster to Myrtle Beach (High-A).  With this trade, the Rangers now have 37 players on the club’s 40-man roster.