Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Done Deal. Dodgers Sign Misty May, er... Matt Treanor

Apparently it is a done deal. Matt Treanor will now wear Blue.
(Twitter Link: @Ken_Rosenthal)

Since I had already written a bunch of stuff about Matt previously (see here) I won't bore you with anything else. What I will do is introduce you to his better half. As you may know, Matt is married to gold medalist Misty May.

They originally met in early 2004 and married later that year. They are both Southern California born and bred- Matt in Garden Grove and Misty in Los Angeles- and maintain homes in both Florida and Long Beach.

A special note, they both happen to have tattoos on their left forearms dedicated to one another. From playerwives.com:
Matt and Misty have the tandem M-squared tattoos on their left arms. The M-squared obviously refers to Misty's first two initials. In an interview with ESPN, Treanor stated that she jokes with her husband "Babe, if anything ever happens, I'm still MM, but I don't know about you."
OK, enough of this writing stuff, here are some more pics of our new backups. We have to get a new uniform for both of them to wear.
(Pic Link: Playerwives.com)

(Pic Link: Orlando Sentinel)

(Pic Link: Sons of Bill Simmons)

UPDATE: From the Dodger Press Release:
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that they have signed catcher Matt Treanor to a one-year contract with a club option for 2013. Dodger General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.
The Garden Grove, CA native has started 50 or more games in five of the past six seasons and thrown out 22.1% of basestealers throughout his career, including a career-best 41.9 caught stealing percentage in 2006 with the Marlins (13-of-31).
Treanor, 35, caught a team-high 81 games (52-29, .642) for the Rangers in 2010 and played a big role in Texas’ postseason run, catching all four of C.J. Wilson’s starts and homering in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees.
The eight-year Major League veteran is a .225 career hitter and has suited up in the big leagues with Florida (2004-08), Detroit (2009), Texas (2010-2011) and Kansas City (2011). In 2011, he hit a combined .214 with three homers and 22 RBI in 72 games, including 64 starts, with the Royals and Rangers.
Treanor was originally selected by Kansas City in the fourth round of the 1994 First-Year Player Draft out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA. He is married to two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor and resides in Coral Springs, FL.

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