Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Catcher Matt Treanor headed to Dodgers
By Jeff Caplan
After back-to-back trips to the World Series with the Texas Rangers -- plus a stint with the Kansas City Royals in between -- backup catcher Matt Treanor is again on the move.
This time the veteran backup catcher will head close to home in Southern California. Treanor has agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to ESPNLA.com's Mark Jackson.
Treanor, a native of Garden Grove, Calif., was a valuable piece in the Rangers' 2010 run to the World Series, serving mostly as C.J. Wilson's personal catcher as well as being a strong component in the clubhouse. Texas traded Treanor to the Royals in late March and then re-acquired the 35-year-old for the 2011 stretch run.
As the third catcher behind Mike Napoli and Yorvit Torrealba, Treanor saw only limited action. Barring a trade, the Rangers will return both Napoli and Torrealba next season.