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Ruben Tejada | Third Baseman | #30

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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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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. Mar 26 - 4:52 PM

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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

Cardinals designated INF Ruben Tejada for assignment.

Greg Garcia flashed enough in his brief callup that that Cardinals felt it would be more prudent to keep him on the roster as a reserve infielder instead of Tejada who was hitting just .176/.225/.235 in his 34 at-bats. He should be able to latch on elsewhere with little difficulty.
Sat, May 28, 2016 01:06:00 PM

Mark Saxon of ESPN reports that the Cardinals are expected to designate Ruben Tejada for assignment on Saturday.

The Cardinals are forced to make a roster move to reinstate Matt Carpenter from the paternity leave list, and it appears as though Tejada is the odd-man out. Tejada is hitting just .176/.225/.235 in 34 at-bats this season.
Fri, May 27, 2016 11:35:00 PM

Cardinals activated Ruben Tejada from the 15-day disabled list.

Tejada, signed to a $1.5 million contract in March, missed the first two weeks of the regular season because of a left quad strain. Aledmys Diaz has taken over as the Cardinals' primary shortstop, but Tejada could see some starts between there and second base. The 26-year-old is a .255/.330/.323 major league hitter.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 01:35:00 PM

The Cardinals plan to activate Ruben Tejada (quad) from the disabled list on Monday.

Tejada picked up three hits over nine at-bats during a short rehab assignment. With Aledmys Diaz's emergence, Tejada figures to serve as a utility infielder for the Cards. Greg Garcia's roster spot might be the most vulnerable.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 01:22:00 PM

Ruben Tejada (quad) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield on Thursday.

Per Jenifer Langosch of, Tejada could return to the Cardinals as soon as Sunday. He suffered a left quad strain in his final spring training game and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the start of the 2016 regular season. While that might seem like a cruel twist of fate, the 26-year-old shortstop has had no issues in his rehab. For the time being, expect Jedd Gyorko, Aledmys Diaz and Greg Garcia to continue to split at-bats at shortstop for the Cardinals. It's not exactly clear how Tejada is going to fit in.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 07:33:00 PM

Ruben Tejada (quad) could begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of the week.

Tejada began the year on the DL with a left quad strain, but Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he's already "moving fairly well." He won't be ready to return when he's first eligible on Saturday, but he's not far off. Jedd Gyorko, Aledmys Diaz, and Greg Garcia will continue to hold down shortstop in St. Louis for now.
Mon, Apr 11, 2016 04:45:00 PM

Cardinals placed SS Ruben Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain.

Tejada suffered the injury in the Cards' final exhibition contest. Jedd Gyorko will be the primary shortstop until Tejada returns.
Sun, Apr 3, 2016 08:28:00 AM

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