The Orioles have made a trade with the Texas Rangers for Taylor Teagarden, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. They will be giving up minor league pitcher Randy Henry and a player to be named later, according to Connolly. Henry was a 4th round pick of the Orioles in 2009, and has a fastball that clocks in as high as 97 mph.
Teagarden, 27, was a 3rd round pick for the Rangers in the 2005 amatuer draft. He has a .220/.286/.417 batting line over parts of 4 seasons with the Rangers, primarily as a backup. Teagarden has been known for his above-average defense, and will serve as the backup catcher to Matt Wieters.
The Orioles have designated for assignment pitcher Pedro Viola, according to Roch Kubatko of MASN. This clears up spot on the 40-man roster for Teagarden