Padres add Tejada from the Orioles

Baltimore infielder Miguel Tejada, a six-time All-Star, is on his way to the San Diego Padres.

The Padres on Thursday added Tejada to fill need in the infield and add a bat to their lineup.

San Diego sent Minor League pitcher Wynn Pelzer in a deal that also saw the Padres receive about half of the remaining $2.33 million on Tejada’s contract.

Tejada, 36, is hitting .269 with seven home runs and 39 RBIs this season for the Orioles. He is a career .288 hitter.

Pelzer is 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in 22 games, including 18 starts, this season with Double-A San Antonio.

Tejada will likely spell third baseman Chase Headley in San Diego and also play some shortstop.

– Corey Brock

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