|Intro||American baseball player|
|From||United States of America|
|Birth||17 December 1987, Fontana, San Bernardino County, California, U.S.A.|
Travis Scott Tartamella (born December 17, 1987) is an American professional baseball catcher who is a free agent. He has played for the St. Louis Cardinals in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Tartamella attended Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He enrolled at Pepperdine University, and played college baseball for the Pepperdine Waves. After two seasons with Pepperdine, Tartamella transferred to California State University, Los Angeles, where he continued his college career with the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles. The Cardinals selected Tartamella in the 19th round of the 2009 MLB draft. Baseball America rated him as the “Best Defensive Catcher” in the Cardinals minor league system in 2014.
On September 21, 2015, the Cardinals purchased Tartamella’s contract, promoting him to the major leagues, following an injury to starting catcher Yadier Molina. Tartamella debuted in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds on September 23 in a 10–2 win and singled on the first pitch of his first plate appearance.