What happened with Teahen

On Saturday, the Reds sent back OF/INF Mark Teahen to the D-backs after acquiring him in a trade for cash/PTBNL. There was an issue with Teahen’s physical, which voided the deal.

Courtesy of my colleague, MLB.com D-backs beat writer Steve Gilbert, Arizona GM Kevin Towers explained what happened:

“Two days prior to us trading him he dove for a ball, didn’t say anything, didn’t show up on any of our medical reports and Mike [Bell, the farm director] wasn’t aware of it,” Towers said. “When he did his physical over there he said he felt something in his shoulder, didn’t quite feel right — hadn’t said anything to us. They basically said ‘there’s some concerns because we were expecting to get a healthy player and if he’s not able to go right now we probably have less interest in doing it.’

“[Teahen] just didn’t say anything to anybody. He didn’t go see the trainer or show up on any medical records so we were caught by surprise as well as them.”


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