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Height/Weight: 6-2/245 | Birthdate: 10/5/1987 | Birthplace: Deshler, OH | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Rays call up Everett Teaford, option down C.J. Riefenhauser


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(11:20 am ET) The Rays selected the contract of pitcher Everett Teaford from Triple-A Durham on Sunday. 

Teaford is 4-6 with a 5.56 ERA in 13 starts at Durham. He gave up a run in 2 1/3 innings in his previous appearance for the Rays this year. 

To make room, the Rays optioned pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A. He was 1-0 with a 9.95 ERA in six relief appearances with the Rays. 

The Rays also designated first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss for assignment, opening a spot on the 40-man roster. Krauss was acquired in a trade with the Angels on June 25. He was 1 for 10 with seven strikeouts in four games with the Rays. 


Rays to activate Matt Moore, option Marc Krauss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Rays are set to activate pitcher Matt Moore from the 60-day disabled list before Thursday's game against the Indians, according to MLB.com

This was expected as Moore has been slated to start this game. To make room for Moore, the Rays are will option designated hitter Marc Krauss to Triple-A Durham. 

Moore will make his 2015 debut after returning from Tommy John surgery. 


Rays acquire 1B/OF Marc Krauss on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) The Rays have acquired first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss from the Angels. The Angels will receive minor-league pitcher Kyle Winkler in exchange, the Rays announced on Thursday.

Krauss, 27, has spent most of the season in Triple-A, batting .289 with four home runs in 47 games for Salt Lake City. He did appear in 11 games for the Angels this year, going 5 for 35 with a home run.

"Marc is a disciplined hitter who brings left-handed power to our club,'' Rays baseball operations VP Erik Neander said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "He's a good fit for our present roster and we expect him to help us against right-handed pitching, primarily at first base."

Krauss will be added to the Rays' 25-man roster, with Nick Franklin being optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.


Angels send Marc Krauss outright to Triple-A Salt Lake


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Angels first baseman Marc Krauss has cleared waivers and has been sent outright to Triple-A Salt Lake, the Orange County Register reports.

Krauss was designated for assignment when the team brought Alfredo Marte to the majors and added Kirk Nieuwenhuis in a trade. He was 5 for 35 with one home run and five RBI with the Angels. Krauss returns to a .281/.405/.458 line with two home runs and 17 RBI in 96 at-bats with Salt Lake.


Angels designate Marc Krauss for assignment


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) The Angels have designated first baseman Marc Krauss for assignment, the Orange County Register reports.

Krauss is losing his 40-man roster spot with the team calling up Alfredo Marte. He was just 5 for 35 with one home run and five RBI with the Angels.


Angels option Marc Krauss to Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) The Angels optioned first baseman Marc Krauss to Triple-A Salt Lake after Wednesday's loss to the Padres, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Krauss loses his 25-man roster spot to outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was added in a trade earlier in the day. The first baseman was just 5 for 35 with one home run and five RBI with the Angels. He returns to a .281/.405/.458 line with two home runs and 17 RBI in 96 at-bats with Salt Lake.


Angels OF Marc Krauss hits first homer of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Angels outfielder Marc Krauss hit his first home run of the season in Thursday night's 8-4 loss to the Blue Jays. 

Krauss went yard in the first inning, taking a 0-1 pitch from R.A. Dickey deep to right field for a solo shot. Krauss finished the game 1 for 4. This was only Krauss' seventh game of the season as he entered with only two hits. 

He's now 3 for 20 of the year and has a slash line of .150/.190/.350. 


Angels' Matt Joyce scratched from lineup Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Angels designated hitter Matt Joyce was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Blue Jays.

Marc Krauss took Joyce's place in the sixth spot of the lineup. The team did not immediately announce the reason Joyce was removed.

The Angels are slight favorites (-106) in Toronto on Monday, per VegasInsider.com.


Albert Pujols moves to DH for Angels on Sunday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Albert Pujols got a day off from the field on Sunday. The Angels first baseman was in the lineup at designated hitter. 

Marc Krauss replaced Pujols at first. It's his second start of the season at first base. 


Angels' Chris Iannetta, Marc Krauss spur team's comeback win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) With the Angels down 1-0 in the top of the seventh in Saturday's game against the Orioles, the Halos took the lead thanks to some unlikely heroes. 

Catcher Chris Iannetta and designated hitter Marc Krauss had back-to-back RBI singles in the seventh to give the Angels a 2-1 lead. They would add to that and defeated the Orioles by a score of 6-1. 

Iannetta had a pair of singles on the evening and brought his season average up to .123 and he also scored a run. 

Krauss' single was his only hit in three at-bats, but it brought in the go-ahead run. It was his first hit and RBI since being added to the roster on Tuesday.


Angels promote OF Marc Krauss, DFA pitcher Ryan Mattheus


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) The Angels announced Tuesday that they have selected the contract of Marc Krauss from Triple-A. Right-hander Ryan Mattheus was designated for assignment.

Krauss, who came over from the Astros during the offseason on a waiver claim, has played 28 games for Triple-A this year, owning a .281 batting average with a pair of home runs and 17 RBI. Krauss is in the starting lineup on Tuesday, batting ninth and playing first base. 

Mattheus made just one appearance for the Angels this season, coming out of the bullpen on Saturday. He pitched a scoreless inning, walking one and striking out two. 


Angels' Marc Krauss (back) struggling since return


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Angels first baseman Marc Krauss has played in two games since missing time with a back injury but has struck out in all three of his at-bats.

Krauss was 9 for 18 with five walks before suffering back spasms early last week. He was able to return to action Friday but has not been able to replicate his success from earlier in the spring. Krauss is in the mix for a bench role this spring.


Angels' Marc Krauss (back) to take batting practice Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that first baseman Marc Krauss (back) felt better Wednesday and will take batting practice Thursday morning, MLB.com reports.

Krauss has been out since Sunday due to back spasms. He's 9 for 18 with five walks this spring as he competes for a spot on the major-league bench.


Angels' Marc Krauss (back) 'a little better' Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2015) Angels first baseman Marc Krauss said Tuesday that his injured back in feeling "a little better," MLB.com reports.

Despite the improvement, Krauss is still dealing with pain and remains day-to-day. He hopes to be able to return in a few days from the back issue.

"You never know with the back," said Krauss. "Sometimes it can be tricky. I'm hoping it doesn't [keep me out longer than expected]. I'm doing everything I can, and I know the staff is as well. I'm planning to be back out there in a couple days and get back into the swing of things."


Angels prospect Marc Krauss day to day with back spasms


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Angels prospect Marc Krauss is considered day to day with back spasms, according to MLB.com. Krauss, who played Sunday, showed up with tightness in his back Monday.

Krauss is hitting .500 this spring with one home run and five walks.


Angels' Marc Krauss clears waivers, outrighted to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Angels outfielder/first baseman Marc Krauss, who was designated for assignment last week, cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 27-year-old Krauss, who was claimed off waivers from Houston in December, has a .200 average, 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 119 career MLB games.


Angels pick up Kyle Kubitza from Braves


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/8/2015) The Angels have traded for Braves third base prospect Kyle Kubitza, the teams have announced.

The 24-year-old Kubitza hit .295/.405/.470 in 440 at-bats in Double-A last year. There were reports early on Thursday that the Angels were targeting young third basemen in trades, and this deal seems to accomplish that. The club will enter the season with David Freese as the starter, but Kubitza is already viewed as the team's future at the position.

In exchange for Kubitza, Los Angeles is sending pitcher Nate Hyatt and Ricardo Sanchez to Atlanta. The 24-year-old Hyatt posted a 2.71 ERA over 63 innings in High A last season.

Sanchez, 17, debuted last year and pitched in rookie ball. He posted a 3.49 ERA over 38 2/3 innings. Sanchez was mostly used as a starter, though made some appearances in relief. 

The Angels also designated Marc Krauss for assignment in order to make room on the 40-man roster.


Angels claim 1B Marc Krauss on waivers from Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) The Angels have received first baseman Marc Krauss on a waiver claim from the Astros, according to the team's official website on Monday. Krauss bounced back and forth between Triple-A and the Astros last season. He slashed .194/.279/.323 with six homers and 21 RBI over 186 at-bats.

Marc Krauss back up with Houston


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Astros have recalled Triple-A first baseman Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace the injured George Springer on the roster.

Krauss had been demoted two months ago after compiling a poor .173/.272/.309 stat line in limited duty with Houston.


Marc Krauss called up Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Astros first baseman Marc Krauss has been called up Wednesday.

Krauss will take the roster spot of George Springer, who was placed on the disabled list. Krauss hit .173 over 110 at-bats with the club earlier in the season. 


Astros promote Jon Singleton, demote Marc Krauss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2014) The Astros officially promoted first baseman Jon Singleton prior to Tuesday's game against the Angels, reports the Houston Chronicle. In a corresponding move, the team optioned outfielder Marc Krauss down to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Marc Krauss wakes up


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(5/26/2014) Struggling Astros first baseman Marc Krauss broke out with a two-run homer in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Mariners. Krauss' shot to right traveled 356 feet. He finished 2 for 4 with two RBi and a run scored, raising his average to .190/.289/.340 in 100 at-bats.

Marc Krauss lifts off in Sunday win over Orioles


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Astros designated hitter Marc Krauss slugged his third home run of the season Sunday afternoon against the Orioles in Baltimore.

Krauss took reliever T.J. McFarland deep for a two-run blast in the seventh inning to secure a 5-2 victory. He added a single and finished 2 for 4 with a walk, a run scored and two RBI. He is hitting .187 with three homers and 11 RBI in 75 at-bats.

Marc Krauss clubs first home run Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Astros designated hitter Marc Krauss hit his first home run Wednesday against the Royals.

Krauss wasted no time at the plate, singling in his first at-bat. After a leadoff walk in the bottom of the sixth, Krauss took a 92 mph fastball from Jeremy Guthrie out to left for a two-run shot. He struck out in the bottom of the eighth, and was replaced by Chris Carter in the 10th inning. 

Krauss finished the game 2 for 4, with one run scored and two RBI. 


Astros open to trading for first baseman


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Astros are open to acquiring a first baseman via a trade, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. For now, though, Houston is looking at a possible Marc Krauss/Jesus Guzman platoon, with Chris Carter also being an option at first base.