Mark Teahen Ends Retirement

Mark Teahen was a supplemental first round draft pick of the Oakland Athletics back in 2002. It was the first Moneyball draft and Teahen was one of the top players of the draft using that philosophy. Because his father was born in Canada Teahen played for Canada in the 2009 World Baseball Classic along with having a six year major league career from 2005 to 2011.

After a few years in the minor leagues Teahen thought he had retired from baseball after the 2014 season. That was until he visited Italy. According to Mister Baseball Tommasin Padua convinced the 35 year old to play for them in the Italian Baseball League for the 2017 season. It will be interesting to see what he has left in the tank after two years of not playing baseball in which he batted .264 with 67 homeruns.

Don’t know if playing professional baseball in Italy will impact your retirement clock for Hall of Fame consideration, but I don’t think Mark Teahen has much to worry about there.

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