Giants Designate Ruben Tejada For Assignment

The Giants have designated infielder Ruben Tejada for assignment, per a club announcement. His roster spot was needed to clear space for the activation of righty Matt Cain. [Related: Updated Giants Depth Chart] Tejada, 26, now seems likely to move onto his fourth organization of the year. He was tendered a contract by the Mets, but ended up being released late in the spring before...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Utley's family received death threats after NLDS slide

Chase Utley’s family received death threats after his slide broke Ruben Tejada’s leg during the 2015 National League Division Series, according to a report. Mets fans were so furious with Utley’s slide that his family was targeted with death threats, and Utley did not stay in the same hotel as his Dodgers teammates when they made the trip to New York, though that was mere...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals sign Ruben Tejada to one-year deal

With Jhonny Peralta set to be shelved for the next several months, the St. Louis Cardinals needed a replacement shortstop and they got one. According to a report by Jenifer Langosch of on Saturday, the Cardinals have signed shortstop Ruben Tejada to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. Ruben Tejada's one-year deal is worth $1.5 million. Contract does not include performance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada Signs One Year MLB Deal With Cardinals

Ruben Tejada has agreed to a one year major league contract with the St. Louis Cardinals as first reported by Jennifer Langosch of The deal will pay Tejada $1.5 million dollars and includes no other bonuses. The former Met infielder has reported to the Cardinals’ Spring Training complex where he took and passed a physical to make the deal official. Tejada will replace...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Mets Release Ruben Tejada After He Goes Unclaimed

The Mets announced that Ruben Tejada has been released after the infielder went unclaimed on waivers. Tejada, 26, was due to make $3 million dollars this season after the Mets offered him arbitration, but the team will only pay him $500,000 because they released him 15 days prior to Opening Day. Tejada is now free to sign with any team, and this ends his six year run with the Mets...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Chase Utley will not be suspended for slide

Despite the fact that Chase Utley broke Ruben Tejada’s leg, and despite the fact that MLB has changed its rules regarding sliding practices, the second baseman will not be suspended at all heading into the 2016 season. This news comes by way of Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times, who reports Utley won his appeal: Source: Chase Utley will not serve any suspension. He had...
Via Sportsnaut
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada still waiting for apology from Chase Utley

With the new baseball season creeping up on us, New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada is still waiting for an apology from the man who ended his 2015 season, Chase Utley. In Game 2 of the National League Division Series last year, the eventual National League champions lost their shortstop for the remainder of the postseason after Utley took a hard slide into second base, fracturing...
Via The Comeback
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Baseball is not a contact sport

That’s it. That’s the whole thing. There are contact sports out there. A whole lot of contact sports. Baseball is not and never has been among them. Sometimes, players do come into contact with one another. Sometimes, they do so violently, and sometimes, when they do so violently, they’re even on opposing teams. It’s not that the players are forbidden to touch, and it...
Via Fangraphs
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada is quietly having the best season of his life

In the season of 2012, Ruben Tejada went from being Jose Reyes‘ backup to the full time starting shortstop for the New York Mets. He met the challenge head-on, hitting .289/.333/.351 while providing superb defense in a brief exhale of relief that maybe Reyes wouldn’t be so missed after all. It was a career year for the young man in a lot of ways, but the team was still terrible...
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada is free of expectations, but what is his value?

For the first time since Jose Reyes’ departure in 2011, Ruben Tejada will head to Spring Training free of high expectations. Tejada is no stranger to scrutiny; it oddly began three years ago when he arrived on-time for baseball activities. However, after an abysmal 2013, the Mets’ back-up middle infielder is a bargain at his $1.88 million salary – and could be the best back...
Via Around Citi
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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