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Miguel Tejada’s days may be numbered at third base

May 6, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes today that Mark DeRosa will get a shot to replace Miguel Tejada at third base when he comes off the disabled list on Tuesday.

DeRosa Wouldn’t be a moment too soon given Tejada’s struggles. DeRosa himself is no sure thing, but he did play over 100 games at third base in 2009 and he did actually hit a bit in the 20 plate appearances he had before going down to injury.  Whatever the case, it seems like the best move for Bruce Bochy to make at the moment.
  1. schrutebeetfarms - May 6, 2011 at 1:29 PM

    Why did anyone with the Giants think Tejada was a good idea?

    • jkcalhoun - May 6, 2011 at 2:05 PM

      They must have felt their youth movement at shortstop, with Edgar Renteria signed to play there the last two years at ages 32 and 33, didn’t work out.

      Before Renteria they had Omar Vizquel from ages 38-41, and that they liked. Tejada, QED.

    • icanspeel - May 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM

      I’d guess because the Giants saw first hand how he played with the Padres down the stretch and although he wasn’t great, he played decently and they probably would have been happy with a .260+ hitter with a little power and below average defense right now.

      Instead they got a hitter hitting below .200 and 1 home run in almost 30 games.

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