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Robinson Tejeda | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cleveland Indians
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/24/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 243
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Indians released RHP Robinson Tejeda.
Tejeda, who joined the Indians on a minor league deal in January, gave up two runs on three hits in one inning in his lone appearance with Triple-A Columbus back on April 7. He is currently nursing a shoulder injury. Wed, May 16, 2012 01:59:00 PM

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Robinson Tejeda (calf) threw in a simulated game Thursday.

Tejada, a non-roster invitee, hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game since March 3 due to a strained calf. The 29-year-old right-hander appears likely to open the season in the minors.
Thu, Mar 15, 2012 03:55:00 PM

Robinson Tejeda (calf) resumed his throwing program Thursday.

Tejada has been slowed for much of the past week with a strained calf. The 29-year-old right-hander is a non-roster player with the Indians this spring after posting a 3.80 ERA and 43/15 K/BB ratio over 43 innings last season with the Royals' Triple-A affiliate.
Thu, Mar 8, 2012 02:13:00 PM

Indians signed RHP Robinson Tejeda to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an invitation to spring training, where Tejeda will attempt to land a spot in the Indians' Opening Day bullpen. He posted a 3.80 ERA and 43/15 K/BB ratio in 43 innings last season at Triple-A Omaha.
Tue, Jan 3, 2012 12:06:00 PM

Robinson Tejeda has elected to become a free agent.

Tejada was outrighted off the 40-man roster in June. The 29-year-old right-hander made six appearances with the Royals this season, but spent the majority of the year with Triple-A Omaha, posting a 3.80 ERA and 43/15 K/BB ratio over 43 innings. He should get a spring training invite somewhere.
Fri, Oct 7, 2011 07:00:00 PM

Royals sent RHP Robinson Tejeda outright to Triple-A Omaha.

Tejeda successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 29-year-old right-hander was a reliable set-up man for the Royals last season, but his $1.55 million simply isn't worth the gamble for other teams given his recent struggles. He'll try to work things out in the minors.
Thu, Jun 2, 2011 03:44:00 PM

Royals designated RHP Robinson Tejeda for assignment.

It's a bit surprising that the Royals decided to give up on Tejeda so quickly. He registered a 3.54 ERA and 56/26 K/BB ratio over 61 innings last year as a reliable setup man for Kansas City. They let him go this season after just nine outings.
Thu, May 26, 2011 10:56:00 PM

Royals activated RHP Robinson Tejeda from the 15-day disabled list.

Tejeda spent about a week on a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha and posted convincing enough results (six scoreless innings). He should return to form as a reliable major league setup man.
Tue, May 17, 2011 01:18:00 PM

Robinson Tejeda will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha.

Tejeda has shown good velocity in his recent batting practice sessions, so the Royals have cleared him for game action. He allowed three runs on 10 hits over his first 5 1/3 innings before being placed on the disabled list in mid-April with right shoulder inflammation.
Thu, May 5, 2011 02:45:00 PM

Robinson Tejeda (shoulder) threw live batting practice prior to Tuesday's game.

Tejeda threw all of his pitches without pain. He even reached 92 mph on the radar gun, which is at least a little closer to what he averaged last season. The Royals will evaluate him over the next few days before deciding the next step in his rehab.
Wed, May 4, 2011 10:24:00 AM

Robinson Tejeda (shoulder) was wild during a live batting practice session Saturday.

"He looked a little better, but his location was all over the place," Royals manager Ned Yost said. "His velocity was a high of 93, which is better than it was. The majority of them were 92." There's no clear timetable for Tejeda's return, but he'll be back sometime this month.
Sun, May 1, 2011 11:39:00 AM

Robinson Tejeda (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice prior to Saturday's game.

Tejeda was placed on the disabled list earlier this month after showing diminished velocity, but the Royals believe he has has built arm strength with long-tossing and additional throwing sessions. He'll likely need a rehab stint before being activated from the disabled list.
Fri, Apr 29, 2011 05:43:00 PM

Robinson Tejeda is showing signs of improvement in rehab for his right shoulder.

Royals manager Ned Yost told reporters that Tejeda is getting stronger after long tossing and throwing sessions. The timetable for his return, however, remains unknown and he could still need a minor league rehab assignment. He'll need to show an increase in velocity before fully returning to Kansas City's bullpen.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 09:50:00 PM

Royals placed RHP Robinson Tejeda on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 13, with right shoulder inflammation.

We knew something wasn't quite right here. Tejeda was showing significantly diminished velocity this season and allowed three runs on 10 hits over his first 5 1/3 innings. Hopefully some rest will do the trick.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 03:12:00 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost confirmed that Robinson Tejeda will no longer be his primary set-up reliever.

Tejeda took the loss in Tuesday's game against the Twins and has allowed three runs on 10 hits and two walks over his first 3 1/3 innings this season. His velocity has been down significantly, so Yost will use a variety of relievers to fill the set-up role. Aaron Crow, Jeremy Jeffress and Tim Collins, among others, could all be used in certain situations.
Wed, Apr 13, 2011 11:23:00 AM

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