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The Kansas City Royals have signed infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor-league deal, the team announced. Dionisio Soldevila of the Associated Press notes that the deal is worth $1.1mm with an additional $400k in performance bonuses and will become an Major league deal once a roster spot opens up.
Tejada signed a minor-league deal with the Orioles last May, but was quickly released in late June at his request. During that time, he played for the Orioles Triple-A club where he hit .260/.327/.290 with 18 RBI's and a .617 OPS in 147 plate appearances.
Tejada also told the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), “I'm very pleased with this. The contract with the Royals is a done deal. I'm going to try to help this team and their younger players. I'm so happy because this is what I was aiming for, a chance to get back to the majors.“I believe I can be valuable for Kansas City in different facets.”
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The Kansas City Royals have already worked the big names on the free agent and trade market. Now they are looking at some of the less desirable names - the types of names that would be relevant seven or eight years ago. Names like Miguel Tejada and Endy Chavez.
According to Pete Grathoff of the Kansas City Star, the Royals have signed Tejada and Chavez to minor league deals...
Former AL MVP Miguel Tejada says he has reached a deal with the Kansas City Royals and is ready to return to the majors.
The 38-year-old infielder told The Associated Press that he has a one-year contract for $1.1 million and another $400,000 in performance bonuses.
The six-time All-Star last played in the big leagues in 2011 with San Francisco, hitting .239 with four home runs...
by John Viril—
With the new year upon us, and only six weeks to the early reporting date for spring training, now is an excellent time for fans to take stock of the Kansas City Royals roster. The short answer is: GM Dayton Moore hasn’t finished the job.
In the wake of December’s big trade of Minor League Player of the Year Wil Myers for starting pitchers James Shields and Wade...
The Kansas City Royals have signed infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to spring training, ESPN Deportes reported Monday. Tejada, 38, will receive $1.1 million if he makes the club. Tejada was the American League MVP in 2002 and was an All-Star as recently as 2009. But he has not played in the Major Leagues since 2011, when he hit ...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals today announced the club has signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor league contract for 2013. The Royals plan to announce the clubs Major League camp non-roster invitees at a later date.
Chavez, 34, is an 11-year Major League veteran. He made his debut in 2001 with Kansas City after the Royals selected him from the New York Mets organization...
Miguel Tejada signed a minor league deal with the Kansas City Royals on Monday. Tejada last played in the majors in 2011 as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
The deal between Tejada and the Royals in a minor league deal which includes an invite to spring training. Tejada will have a decent chance to crack the Royals roster as infield depth should he provide a nice spring line...
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Miguel Tejada, Matt Diaz, and Hisanori Takahashi get minor-league deals; Mike Gonzalez earns a spot in the Brewers bullpen.
The Kansas City Royals have signed former Met outfielder Endy Chavez to a one-year contract, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Terms of the deal have not yet been reported.
Chavez, 34, can play all three outfield spots and is coming off a down year in which he hit just .203/.236/.278 with two homers, 12 RBI, six doubles and three steals in 158 at-bats.
In 2011, Chavez hit...
The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Endy Chavez to a minor-league deal, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.
Chavez signed a $1.5mm deal last offseason with the Orioles, but was designated for assignment in August. During his time with the Orioles, Chavez hit .203/.236/.278 with 32 hits and 3 stolen bases. in 169 plate appearances.
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Assorted Headlines for the Baseball Enthusiast
2. Graphs: Miguel Tejada’s Career in WAR
3. SCOUT Leaderboards: Dominican Winter League
Assorted Headlines for the Baseball Enthusiast
Kansas City Sign Chavez, Tejada
The Kansas City Royals have signed outfielder Endy Chavez and infielder Miguel...