Tejeda was optioned to the Rangers' alternate training site Saturday. Tejeda joined the major-league roster while Brock Holt (hamstring) was sidelined, but he'll return to the team's alternate training site after Holt was reinstated from the 10-day IL on Saturday. Tejeda appeared in five games for the Rangers and went 1-for-16 with a run, one stolen base and 10 strikeouts. Holt should now serve on the strong side of a platoon at third base while Charlie Culberson starts against southpaws.
Tejeda isn't starting Thursday's game against the Rays. The Rangers are facing yet another southpaw (Rich Hill) on Thursday, so Tejeda will retreat to the bench for a third straight contest. Charlie Culberson will start at third base, batting seventh.
Tejeda isn't starting Wednesday against the Rays, Kennedi Landry of MLB.com reports. Tejeda will take a seat for a second straight game after he struck out five times in his last seven at-bats. Charlie Culberson will start at third base and bat eighth against left-hander Josh Fleming on Wednesday.
Tejeda is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Rays. He's gone 1-for-13 with eight strikeouts in his first four games since getting promoted from the alternate site. Charlie Culberson will start at third base and hit ninth against lefty Ryan Yarbrough.
Tejeda started at third base and went 1-for-3 with a walk and stolen base in Saturday's 7-4 loss to San Diego. Tejeda has started at third base in the two games since his call-up, both coming against right-handed starters. He's taking up the lefty portion of a third-base platoon that had been filled by Brock Holt until he landed on the injured list with a hamstring injury. Charlie Culberson is the righty hitter in that platoon. Tejeda possesses a combination of pop and speed, but the 22-year-old prospect may be overmatched by MLB pitching.