Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year 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 FA
1 year 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 FA
1 year 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.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Tejada is expected to see the bulk of the at-bats at shortstop with J.J. Hardy (wrist) out of commission for at least a month, but he'll take a seat Wednesday following back-to-back starts. Paul Janish will spell him in the field and bat ninth.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada will start at shortstop and bat ninth in Monday's game against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

At least in the short term, Tejada appears set to pick up everyday at-bats at shortstop following the news that J.J. Hardy (wrist) won't be able to resume baseball activities for at least 4-to-6 weeks. As the owner of a career .326 on-base percentage and with little semblance of pop and speed, Tejada doesn't project to offer much fantasy value in spite of the elevated role, especially while he bats at the bottom of the order.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

With J.J. Hardy (wrist) facing the possibility of an extended absence, Tejada could be in line for a major uptick in playing time, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hardy was hit by a pitch Sunday, and his X-rays came back with discouraging results. More tests will be run Monday, but initial reports suggest Hardy could be sidelined for quite a while. Assuming that holds true, Tejada is the Orioles last man standing at short (Ryan Flaherty is already on the DL with a shoulder strain). Third baseman Manny Machado can shift over, but giving Tejada a crack at the starting gig makes the most sense for now.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada will start at third base and bat ninth Sunday against the Yankees, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

It will be the third straight start for Tejada, who has been filling in at the hot corner while Manny Machado (wrist) tends to an injury. Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said that he doesn't expect Machado to require a trip to the disabled list, so Tejada's hold on an everyday role may not last beyond Sunday.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada was called up by the Orioles on Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles acquired Tejada from the Yankees on Sunday for cash, and he's set to assume Paul Janish's role as the team's utility infielder with Janish designated for assignment. Tejada, 27, has hit .252/.327/.320 with 10 homers and 16 stolen bases in 616 career games in the major leagues (2262 plate appearances). He figures to stick around until Ryan Flaherty (shoulder) is good to go.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada was traded to the Orioles on Sunday in exchange for cash considerations.

EDGE Analysis

The infielder hasn't set foot on a major-league diamond this season, and as such, will report to Baltimore's Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk. Tejada's numbers in 2017 with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre aren't awful (.269 average, 21 RBI, six homers 15:17 BB:K in 130 at-bats), so it'll be interesting to see if he'll get a shot with Baltimore as the season progresses.

Rubén Tejada
SS FA
1 year ago

Tejada was assigned to the Yankees' minor-league camp Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Even with everyday shortstop Didi Gregorius (shoulder) expected to open the season on the DL, Tejada wasn't able to secure a roster spot out of spring training after slashing .286/.366/.429 in 35 at-bats during Grapefruit League play. Ronald Torreyes and Rob Refsnyder look like manager Joe Girardi's preferred utility infield options for the big club, so Tejada will have to bide his time at Triple-A Wilkes-Barre/Scranton before an opportunity opens up for him.