Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
2 months ago

Tejada cleared waivers Tuesday and was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.

EDGE Analysis

After being designated for assignment on Jul. 20, Tejada successfully went through waivers unclaimed and will return to the Giants' organization. However, now that he's lost his spot on the 40-man roster, Tejada may not be back up with the big league club until much later in the season unless the Giants experience a rash of injuries to the infield.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
2 months ago

To make room for Matt Cain, Tejada has been designated for assignment by the Giants on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old has struggled this season, hitting .167/.247/.242 in 66 at-bats with both the Cardinals and the Giants. Tejada has now been designated for assignment for the second time this season and will wait to see if he is claimed by another team. If not, he can accept an assignment to Triple-A Sacramento.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
3 months ago

Tejada is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

After being San Francisco's main option at third for the last week, Tejada will be replaced by Conor Gillaspie. Tejada and Gillaspie will likely continue to share time at third base after the All-Star break, especially if Tejada fails to improve his batting, as he's hitting just .179/.281/.286 over the last 14 days.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
3 months ago

Tejada will start at third base for Wednesday's game against the A's after getting his contract purchased by the Giants prior to the game, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada is in the lineup at third base while batting ninth Wednesday, which will be his first game back in the majors since May 26 when he was a member of the Cardinals. He was just 6-for-34 during his time with St. Louis, batting a quadriceps injury but will bring solid defense to the Giants infield while he is with the club.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
3 months ago

Tejada has agreed to a minor league contract with the Giants, KNBR reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada was limited by a quadriceps injury early and was just 6-for-34 (.176) in 23 games for the Cardinals earlier this season. He will serve as organizational infield depth for the Giants, who recently lost Kelby Tomlinson to a thumb injury and called up Ramiro Pena to replace him. In 116 games for the Mets last year, he hit .261/.338/.350, as he brings decent plate discipline and a solid glove to the shortstop position.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
4 months ago

Tejada was designated for assignment by the Cardinals on Saturday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada dealt with a quad injury early in the season which kept him sidelined until April 19. He never appeared to fully regroup upon his return, as he has been just 6-for-34 from the plate this season. Tejada will now go through waivers, and if he is unclaimed he'll likely be out righted to Triple-A Memphis.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
4 months ago

Tejada has a .160/.179/.240 line since returning from a quadricep injury that had him benched until April 19.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada hasn't found much rhythm since returning from injury last month, nor has he had many opportunities to do so. His appearances have primarily been as a pinch hitter, rather than starting in the middle infield. With Aledmys Diaz having a strong rookie season, hitting .376 with 14 doubles and six home runs, it's unlikely that Tejada will seeing more of the field anytime soon.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
5 months ago

Tejada is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Although Tejada was activated off the disabled list Monday, the Cardinals opted not to slot him in at shortstop right away. He's expected to be the regular shortstop going forward, but he'll give way to the exceptionally-hot Aledmys Diaz on Monday.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
5 months ago

Tejada (quadriceps) was activated from the disabled list Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada has been out for a bit over two weeks with a quadriceps strain, but it appears he is back to full health and ready to slot into the Cardinals lineup. As it stands now, there's a good chance he'll assume the starting shortstop duties and move Jedd Gyorko and Aledmys Diaz into bench roles. In a corresponding move, Greg Garcia was optioned to Triple-A Memphis to make room for Tejada.

Ruben Tejada
2B/SS/3B SF
5 months ago

Tejada (quad) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Thursday, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada is ready to get back on the field after sitting out most of the last two weeks with his injured quad. He could rejoin the Cardinals as early as Sunday, which is an indication he will not require a lengthy minor-league stint. His role upon rejoining the big club has not been explicitly determined, but he was the favorite for the regular shortstop job prior to being injured, so he could provide some stability at a position that has been a revolving door for the Cardinals early this season.