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