Orioles officially disable Teagarden, activate Exposito

Orioles officially disable Teagarden, activate Exposito
April 28, 2013, 6:15 pm

Taylor Teagarden will see a hand specialist in Sarasota on Tuesday, manager Buck Showalter told reporters in Oakland before Sunday’s game.

The Orioles officially put Teagarden on the disabled list with a dislocated left thumb, and the official estimate is that the backup catcher, who’s spent lots of time in Sarasota rehabbing injuries will miss three-four weeks.

Luis Exposito was activated after flying all day from Baltimore. Exposito is not likely to maintain the Orioles’ outstanding numbers in throwing out runners trying to steal.

In Norfolk, Exposito threw out just one of 15 runners attempting to steal.

Matt Wieters started on Sunday, and he’ll most likely start every game until next Saturday, which is the Orioles’ next afternoon game.

It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Orioles obtained another catcher between now and then, but they tried to get stronger behind the plate last month, but couldn’t make a deal.

Chris Robinson played for Norfolk the last two games, and Luis Martinez was promoted from Bowie to the Tides. Martinez actually has more major league experience. He’s played 32 games for San Diego and Texas the previous two seasons. Exposito played just nine for the Orioles last year.