Taylor Teagarden is off to a poor start to the 2009 season for the Texas Rangers. Teagarden has played in 8 games for the Rangers this season and he is 4 for 25 (.160 avg, .410 OPS) with 2 runs scored and 2 RBIs. He has also whiffed a stunning 12 times already this season. The Rangers have recalled 24-year old righty swinging Max Ramirez to replace the injured Josh Hamilton on the roster and he will push Teagarden for his job as the backup catcher. Ramirez has played in 16 games in AAA-ball this year and he is 15 for 64 (.234 avg, .603 OPS) with 9 runs scored, 1 homer and 8 RBIs. He has also had a problem with whiffs as he has went down 25 times already this year. Teagarden better shape up soon or he will wind up back in AAA-ball.