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Ruben Tejada | Shortstop | #17

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Orioles reassigned INF Ruben Tejada to minor league camp.
Tejada was trying to win a utility infielder spot with the Orioles, but struggled to the tune of a .171 batting average in 18 games with Baltimore in the Cactus League. The glove-first infielder will likely begin the year in Triple-A Norfolk. Mar 14 - 5:16 PM

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Orioles re-signed INF Ruben Tejada to a minor league contract

Tejada, 27, appeared in 41 games for the Orioles this past season while batting .230/.293/.283 in 124 plate appearances. He'll be in the mix for a utility infielder job in the spring.
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 01:51:00 PM

Ruben Tejada has elected free agency.

Tejada, 27, appeared in 41 games for the Orioles this season, slashing just .230/.293/.283 with no homers and five RBI in 124 plate appearances. The glove-first infielder will look to peddle his wares to a new organization this winter.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 12:07:00 PM

Orioles sent INF Ruben Tejada outright to Triple-A Norfolk.

The move opens a roster spot for utility infielder Ryan Flaherty, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move. Tejada batted .230/.293/.283 in 41 games with Baltimore.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 02:16:00 PM

Ruben Tejada is starting at shortstop and batting ninth for the Orioles on Monday against the Indians.

Tejada could see regular starts for a bit with J.J. Hardy (wrist fracture) out two months, though it's a safe bet the Orioles will make an addition from the outside at some point. Tejada has slashed .186/.255/.267 over the last two years at the major league level.
Mon, Jun 19, 2017 03:54:00 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of INF Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Norfolk.

Baltimore acquired Tejada from the Yankees on Sunday for cash considerations. He'll function as a utility infielder for the Orioles.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 01:43:00 PM

Orioles acquired INF Ruben Tejada from the Yankees for cash considerations.

The 27-year-old has spent the entire season at Triple-A Columbus, where he slashed .269/.345/.462 with six homers and 21 RBI in 37 games. He'll add organizational infield depth for the Orioles.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 07:11:00 PM

Ruben Tejada homered and walked Sunday in the win over the Rays.

Tejada could be a beneficiary of Didi Gregorius' injury, landing a roster spot as a part-time shortstop and backup at second base. He's batting .286 in 35 at-bats this spring.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 04:52:00 PM

Yankees signed INF Ruben Tejada to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Tejada batted just .167/.247/.242 in 36 games between the Cardinals and Giants in 2016, but he had a pretty year with the Mets in 2015 and remains a versatile defender on the infield. He'll be fighting for a spot on the Yankees' bench come spring training.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 12:14:00 PM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have interest in free agent infielder Ruben Tejada on a minor league deal.

Tejada, 27, appeared in 36 games in the majors last season between the Cardinals and Giants while batting just .167/.247/.242 in 78 plate appearances. He was outrighted off the Giants' 40-man roster in early August and finished the season in the minors. The former Met would be organizational depth at the very least.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:55:00 AM

Giants sent INF Ruben Tejada outright to Triple-A Sacramento.

Tejada went unclaimed after being designated for assignment by the Giants on July 20. He was just 5-for-32 (.156) in a four-week stay with San Francisco.
Tue, Aug 2, 2016 04:28:00 PM

Giants designated INF Ruben Tejada for assignment.

Tejada was 5-for-32 (.156) in a four-week stay with the Giants. He was also DFA'd by the Cardinals in May.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 02:31:00 PM

Giants purchased the contract INF Ruben Tejada from Triple-A Sacramento.

The Giants picked up Tejada after the Cardinals released him at the beginning of June. He was hitting just .176/.225/.235 in 23 games with the Red Birds. The 26-year-old infielder is in the Giants' lineup for the first time on Wednesday, hitting ninth and playing third against the A's.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 07:21:00 PM

Giants signed INF Ruben Tejada to a minor league contract.

Tejada was recently given his release by the Cardinals after batting .176/.225/.235 over 23 games. The 26-year-old will be useful depth to have around in the minors.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 09:11:00 PM

Cardinals released INF Ruben Tejada.

The Cardinals designated Tejada for assignment on May 28 and he passed through waivers untouched. He is a free agent now that the team has officially cut him loose. The 26-year-old infielder was hitting a paltry .176/.225/.235 in 34 at-bats with St. Louis, but he figures to be able to find a new team in relatively short order.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 08:19:00 PM

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