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Giants sign Tejada

Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:08 pm
Edited on: December 1, 2010 8:07 am
 
Miguel Tejada The Giants have replaced Juan Uribe with Miguel Tejada, who has signed a one-year deal with San Francisco worth $6.5 million, ESPNdeportes.com's Enrique Rojas reports (via Twitter ).

Tejada, 36, started 57 games at shortstop for the Padres after coming over from Baltimore in a trade near the deadline. Tejada played third for the Orioles. He hit .269/.312/.381 with 15 home runs and 71 RBI for both the Padres and Orioles last season.

The Giants will be his fifth different team.

UPDATE: CBSSports.com senior writer Scott Miller writes the Giants are still talking to the Rays about shortstop Jason Bartlett, despite the signing of Tejada.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

UPDATE : Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News says Bartlett is no longer an option as the team has no more money to budget for a shortstop.

-- Evan Brunell

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Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2009
Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:56 pm
 

Giants sign Tejada

Good singing by the Giants.  I thought they took a bit of a hit in losing Uribe, but replacing him with Tejada was a solid move.  Tejada may be older and not the same player he was a few years back, but he can still hit and should give them enough offense to offset the loss of Uribe.



Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:07 pm
 

Giants sign Tejada

Welcome back the the Bay Area, Miggie!   Good hitters never lose the eye as long as the legs hold up.  Don't know if he can be an every day shortstop, but can be the 3rd base/SS guy Uribe was. 



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 9:05 pm
 

Giants sign Tejada

The Mariners should have snagged him before he got to Baltimore, he would still be with us now and we wouldn't have gone through 5 shortstops since.



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:48 pm
 

Giants sign Tejada

I feel terrible.  Just as I finished posting my Uribe to Baltimore plea, I read the Dodgers snag him first.  This sucks!



Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: November 30, 2010 8:46 pm
 

Giants sign Tejada

If this isn't begging Andy MacPhail and Baltimore to try and sign Juan Uribe for a 2 to 3 year deal, I don't know what would convince them.  Everyone except for Cesar Izturis's closest family members know he can't hit and keeping him on the roster isn't worth whatever his glove brings to the table.  Open the checkbook, Andy -- sign this guy now!


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