SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Giants have reached agreement on a Minor League contract with infielder-outfielder Mark Teahen, who played for the Royals, White Sox and Blue Jays from 2005-11.
Teahen was selected 39th overall by the Oakland A's in the 2002 First-Year Player Draft, joining a contingent of players who were celebrated in Michael Lewis' best-selling book, "Moneyball." The A's sent Teahen to the Royals as part of a three-team trade in 2004. Teahen, a left-handed batter, proceeded to hit .264 with 67 home runs in his big league career.
Teahen, 32, was not added to the Giants' Spring Training roster and will report to Minor League camp in approximately two weeks. He spent most of last year with the York Revolution of the independent Atlantic League. He also played at the Triple-A level in the D-backs and Rangers organizations.