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Ruben Tejada | Third Baseman | #17

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 198
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / UDFA / NYM

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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. Aug 2 - 4:28 PM

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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.
Jul 20 - 2:31 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.
Jun 29 - 7:21 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.
Jun 13 - 9:11 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.
Jun 1 - 8:19 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.
May 28 - 1:06 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.
May 27 - 11:35 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.
Apr 18 - 1:35 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.
Apr 17 - 1:22 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.
Apr 13 - 7:33 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.
Apr 11 - 4:45 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.
Apr 3 - 8:28 AM

Ruben Tejada was removed from Thursday's game against the Yankees with a left quad strain.

Tejada was brought aboard earlier this month to help out at shortstop in the absence of Jhonny Peralta (thumb), but now he too is heading for the disabled list. Greg Garcia suddenly becomes a lock to make the Cardinals' Opening Day roster. Jedd Gyorko will likely get the majority of starts at shortstop in the early going, unless the Cards want to try Aledmys Diaz again. It's not clear how long Tejada will be out, but quad strains usually take more than a couple weeks to heal.
Mar 31 - 2:37 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Tuesday that he plans to use both Ruben Tejada and Jedd Gyorko extensively at shortstop while Jhonny Peralta (thumb) is out.

"I think Gyorko has caught the ball really well," Matheny said. "I think he has impressed us with what he's been able to do there. He looks comfortable. Ruben has looked real good, too. He's making all the plays, and then some, and also taken some really good at-bats. It's kind of as we hoped for that we have a couple good options." Tejada is the much steadier defensive presence and ultimately he should receive the bulk of the playing time at shortstop while Peralta is on the shelf. Gyorko will be active, though, both as an occasional shortstop and a right-handed hitting option at second base.
Mar 29 - 6:36 PM

Cardinals signed INF Ruben Tejada to a one-year, $1.5 million contract.

Tejada reportedly turned down a minor league offer from the Yankees because he had a major league offer in hand, and now we see why. With Jhonny Peralta (thumb) set to begin the season on the disabled list, Tejada will likely fill in as the starting shortstop for the Cardinals. He's a better glove man than their other internal options, but there's not much to love here from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 19 - 11:46 AM