Tejada, 37, posted the worst offensive season of his career with a .239/.270/.326 line in 343 plate appearances. He split his time between shortstop and third base.
The Giants signed Tejada to a one-year, $6.5MM deal in December to be their starting shortstop after losing Juan Uribe to the Dodgers and missing out on other targets. From the beginning, that felt like a hefty price for a stopgap. The Giants are eating $1MM in salary by cutting Tejada now, for a total of $14.8MM given Aaron Rowand's dismissal.