Rubén Tejada
SS/3B FA
3 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/3B FA
4 months 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/3B FA
4 months 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/3B FA
5 months 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/3B FA
5 months 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/3B FA
5 months 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/3B FA
5 months 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.

Rubén Tejada
SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Tejada is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

With Tejada riding the pine for the fourth consecutive contest, it appears safe to conclude that Paul Janish has unseated him as the Orioles' primary shortstop while J.J. Hardy (wrist) is sidelined. With six hits in 33 at-bats (.182 average) on the season, Tejada won't offer much fantasy upside even if he settles back into an everyday role down the line.

Rubén Tejada
SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Tejada is not in Sunday's lineup, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

There is no concern of any injury for Tejada, but Paul Janish will fill-in at shortstop for the second straight game against the Rays. Tejada has been in the midst of a slump at the plate, but should return to the lineup for Tuesday's contest following an off day Monday.

Rubén Tejada
SS/3B FA
5 months ago

Tejada isn't in Saturday's lineup against the Rays, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada has struggled at the dish lately, collecting just one hit in 16 at-bats over his last eight games. He'll get a day to clear his head Saturday, while Paul Janish will take over at shortstop and bat ninth for the Orioles.