Mitch Talbot

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Mitch Talbot
Mitch Talbot on May 20, 2010.jpg
Talbot pitching for the Cleveland Indians in 2010.
New York Mets
Born: (1983-10-17) October 17, 1983 (age 30)
Cedar City, Utah
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 15, 2008 for the Tampa Bay Rays
Career statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 12–19
Earned run average 5.30
Strikeouts 129

Mitchell R. Talbot (born October 17, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets.[1]


The youngest of six siblings, Talbot graduated from Canyon View High School in Cedar City, Utah and was a member of the Salt Lake Tribune's All-State second team during his senior season.

He was drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2nd round (70th overall) in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft out of high school. He did not sign immediately and as a result did not begin his professional career until 2003.

In 2005, he was rated to have the best changeup in the Astros's organization by Baseball America. He pitched for Single-A Salem and went 8-11 with a 4.34 ERA. He was the Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the week of July 25 to July 31.

On July 12, 2006, during the All-Star break, Talbot, along with shortstop Ben Zobrist were traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for outfielder Aubrey Huff. Pitching for two Double-A teams (Corpus Christi and Montgomery), he went a combined 10-7 with a 2.76 ERA. He earned the Devil Rays Minor League pitcher of August after he went 2-1 with a 1.96 ERA and led all of Double-A baseball with 47 strikeouts. Talbot was a member of the Montgomery Biscuits during their 2006 league championship season and was named's best Double-A playoff performer.

In 2007 he began the year for the Devil Rays Triple-A team, the Durham Bulls. Talbot was called up to the majors on July 1, 2008. Talbot made his Major League debut on 9/15 in relief of Scott Kazmir and pitched 3.0 innings and giving up 4 ER and striking out 2 and walking 3 against the Boston Red Sox. Talbot made his first Major League start against the Baltimore Orioles on September 23, 2008 during the second game of a double header and did not figure in the decision. He allowed 3 earned runs on 6 hits while walking 3 and striking out 2 over 413 innings.

On December 21, 2009, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians as a player to be named later in the Kelly Shoppach trade.[2]

Talbot was designated for assignment on July 31, 2011, to make room on the 40-man roster for Ubaldo Jiménez.[3] He accepted his assignment and was sent to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers on August 5, 2011.[4]

Talbot was placed on the Indians' roster again on September 24, 2011. He was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus again on October 18. He elected free agency on October 20.

On December 1, 2011, he signed with the Samsung Lions in Korea.

Talbot is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[5]

After spending part of the 2013 season with the Marlins he was released during a rehab assignment. He signed with the Mets and was assigned to AAA Las Vegas on August 20th


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