Mitch Talbot

Mitch Talbot
Mitch Talbot on May 20, 2010.jpg
Talbot with the Cleveland Indians
Free agent
Born: (1983-10-17) October 17, 1983 (age 37)
Cedar City, Utah
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 15, 2008, for the Tampa Bay Rays
KBO: April 12, 2012, for the Samsung Lions
MLB statistics
(through 2011 season)
Win–loss record 12–19
Earned run average 5.30
Strikeouts 129
KBO statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 24-14
Earned run average 4.37
Strikeouts 188

Mitchell R. Talbot (born October 17, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians and in KBO League for the Samsung Lions and Hanwha Eagles and in the CPBL for the Lamigo Monkeys.


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.

Baseball career

Houston Astros

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.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

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 4​13 innings.

Cleveland Indians

On December 21, 2009, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians as a player to be named later in the Kelly Shoppach trade.[1]

Talbot was designated for assignment on July 31, 2011, to make room on the 40-man roster for Ubaldo Jiménez.[2] He accepted his assignment and was sent to the Triple-A Columbus Clippers on August 5, 2011.[3]

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.

Samsung Lions

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

Miami Marlins

After spending part of the 2013 season with the Marlins he was released during a rehab assignment.

New York Mets

He signed with the Mets and was assigned to AAA Las Vegas on August 20, 2013.

Lamigo Monkeys

After spending part of the season with the Long Island Ducks, on August 25, 2014, he signed with the Lamigo Monkeys in Taiwan.

Hanwa Eagles

On December 5, 2014, Talbot signed with the Hanwa Eagles in South Korea of the Korean Baseball Organization for the 2015 season. [4] [5]

Rieleros de Aguascalientes

On April 8, 2016, Talbot signed with the Rieleros de Aguascalientes of the Mexican Baseball League.[citation needed]

Lamigo Monkeys

On June 10, 2016, Talbot announced that he would return to Lamigo Monkeys.[6][7]

Sugar Land Skeeters

On May 20, 2017, Talbot signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. [8] He re-signed with the team in early 2018.

Second stint with Cleveland Indians

On May 23, 2018, Talbot's contract was purchased by the Cleveland Indians.[9] He elected free agency on November 2, 2018.

Second stint with Sugar Land Skeeters

On March 6, 2019, Talbot signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[10]

Third stint with Cleveland Indians

On June 5, 2019, Talbot's contract was purchased from the Skeeters by the Cleveland Indians. He was assigned to the Columbus Clippers, the Indians' Triple-A affiliate. Talbot elected free agency on November 4, 2019.[11]


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  6. ^ "補強洋投 泰霸重返Lamigo桃猿" (in Chinese). Lamigo Monkeys official website. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Lamigo與索爾解約 前洋投泰霸回鍋". Apple Daily (in Chinese). Taiwan. 10 June 2016. Retrieved 10 June 2016.
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  9. ^ "Major League Organizations Purchase Contracts of Alejandro Chacin and Mitch Talbot". Sugar Land Skeeters. May 24, 2018. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Skeeters Re-Sign Former Major League RHP Mitch Talbot". March 6, 2019. Retrieved March 6, 2019.
  11. ^ Eddy, Matt (November 7, 2019). "Minor League Free Agents 2019". Baseball America. Retrieved November 8, 2019.

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