Mitch Talbot

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Mitch Talbot
Talbot with the Cleveland Indians
Rieleros de Aguascalientes
Born: (1983-10-17) October 17, 1983 (age 35)
Cedar City, Utah
Batted: Right Threw: Right
Professional debut
MLB: September 15, 2008, for the Tampa Bay Rays
KBO: April 12, 2012, for the Samsung Lions
Last appearance
MLB: September 24, 2011, for the Cleveland Indians
KBO: October 1, 2015, for the Hanwha Eagles
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 10-11
Earned run average 4.72
Strikeouts 120

Mitchell Russell Talbot (born October 17, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Rieleros de Aguascalientes of the Mexican Baseball League.


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 413 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 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.

Rieleros de Aguascalientes

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


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