Rubén Tejada
SS FA
5 months ago

Tejada was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada was a long-shot to grab an active roster spot out of spring training, but his .171 batting average in 35 Grapefruit League at-bats essentially put the nail in the coffin. He'll head back to the minors to act as an organizational depth piece for Baltimore.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
6 months ago

Tejada will attend Orioles' spring training as a non-roster invitee, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada, who played 41 games for Baltimore last season, returned to the team on a minor-league contract. He'll have the chance to compete for a utility role at spring training. During his time with the club in 2017 he hit .230 with a .576 OPS.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
9 months ago

Tejada was re-signed by the Orioles on a minor-league contract, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada spent some time as the Orioles' starting shortstop last season after J.J. Hardy got injured, but hit just .230/.293/.283 with five RBI in 41 games and was ultimately unseated by Tim Beckham after he was acquired from the Rays. He stuck around in a utility role before being designated for assignment to clear room for Ryan Flaherty's activation from the disabled list. With Flaherty headed to free agency, Tejada should compete for a role as the Orioles' utility man in 2018.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
12 months ago

Tejada cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada hasn't seen much big-league action in recent weeks following the acquisition of Tim Beckham during the trade deadline. The 27-year-old made his last start in July, and was clearly the odd man out in the infield once the dust settled. Throughout the course of the 2017 season, Tejada is hitting .230/.293/.283 with five RBI and 17 runs scored in 41 games.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada will be moved down the depth chart and into a utility role following Monday's acquisition of shortstop Tim Beckham, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Beckham, a former No. 1 overall draft pick, was the Rays starting shortstop on Opening Day, and he'll man the spot until J.J. Hardy (wrist) returns. This move pushes Tejada out of regular work, thus making him fairly irrelevant for fantasy purposes.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles are giving regular second baseman Jonathan Schoop a rare look at shortstop Sunday, so Tejada will find himself on the bench for the first time in the series. Unless Schoop proves to be a quick study at the position, Tejada should be in line for regular starts at shortstop until J.J. Hardy (wrist, rib) is cleared to return from the 10-day disabled list.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada is not starting Saturday's matchup against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles continue to search for answers in the middle infield and Tejada's absence for three of the past five games indicates he may be on the outside looking in. Jonathan Schoop will move over from second to make his first major-league start at shortstop, enabling Johnny Giavotella to take over at the keystone.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada is not in the lineup Thursday against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada is hitting just north of the Mendoza Line this season, and although he seems to be the primary option at shortstop for Baltimore at the moment, his poor hitting line will likely lead to a good number of days off. Thursday is one of those days, with Paul Janish filling in for him.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Relative to the norm, Tejada has heated up at the plate with five hits over the last five games, which is likely good enough to secure him the primary starting gig at shortstop for now. However, he'll still likely give way to Paul Janish a couple times each week, with Tuesday's game representing one of those occasions.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada will start at shortstop and bat eighth Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

It appeared Tejada had ceded the starting shortstop job to Paul Janish after being limited to a bench role for four straight games, but manager Buck Showalter has since decided to turn the position back over to the veteran. Tejada will pick up his fourth straight start Sunday after recording his third two-hit performance of the season a day earlier while Janish hits the bench once again.