Giants Place Tejada, Rowand On Release Waivers

The Giants have placed infielder Miguel Tejada and outfielder Aaron Rowand on waivers for the purpose of their unconditional releases, tweets Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Both Tejada and Rowand were designated for assignment on Aug. 31, so it appears GM Brian Sabean could not trade either player, as Schulman notes.

Tejada, 37, hit .239/.270/.326 in 343 plate appearances with San Francisco after signing a one-year, $6.5MM contract in November 2010. Rowand, 34, hit .233/.274/.347 in 351 PAs. The Giants had to eat the balance of his 2011 salary plus the $12MM he's owed for 2012.

43 Responses to Giants Place Tejada, Rowand On Release Waivers Leave a Reply

  1. chaifetz10 4 years ago

    Do you mean Miguel Tejada?

  2. Chris Infante 4 years ago

    Ruben? I didnt know that was Miguel’s new name

  3. jeffmcduffie 4 years ago

    Miggy’s real name is Ruben.  He is actually 48 years old which explains his rapid decline.

    • John DiRienzo 4 years ago

      only 48? are you his agent?

    • coop6589 4 years ago

      that was aCTUALly just his son’s age, hes really a 73 year old shortstop

  4. jfretless 4 years ago

    Couldn’t trade them?  I find that hard to believe. 

    • Devern Hansack 4 years ago

      Lol. They’ve been horrible all year and have even worse contracts.

    • Rabbitov 4 years ago

      To who? 

      • iheartyourfart 4 years ago

        to the giants of course.  they love overpaid, over the hill veterans.

      • TheFreak2011 4 years ago

        I believe it was a comment made dripping with sarcasm.

  5. jfretless 4 years ago

    I kinda wonder if Sabean or his people even tried to trade them.  I mean, he had to know that NOBODY in their right mind would take them.  So, save himself some embarrassment and not even make a call.  Just say… “We tried, had some bites, but couldn’t work anything out.”  to save face.

    • Trololololol 4 years ago


    • Lastings 4 years ago

      Sometimes (more like 99.9% of the time), you can get Tony Reagins to bite. This time, someone must of held him back from trading away Trout and Walden for Rowand and Tejada. He of course would of graciously picked up both contracts in their entirety.

  6. Who is Brian Wilson going to play domino’s with now?

    • Gumby65 4 years ago

      He’ll find either a troll or ninja in his beard to keep him company.

  7. Ian_Smell 4 years ago

    I didn’t know that Tejada was only 5’9″. Huh.

  8. Rabbitov 4 years ago

    I guess no more B12 Vitamin shots for the Giants. 

  9. Come back to philly aaron!

    • Dylan 4 years ago

      I can see him replacing Gload next year and Dom Brown coming up. He’d be a great addition and Philly loves him.

    • Bust A Posey 4 years ago

      Plus I hate his stance. It looks like he is taking a dump at the plate.

    • Brendan Daly 4 years ago

      Plus i hear they’re looking for a way to test the new outfield wall pads! 

    • TheFreak2011 4 years ago

      You’ll be sorry.

  10. Wrek305 4 years ago

    i think it’s hilarious i was the only one to know for a fact Beltran would do more harm then good.. the day they got him gave the D’Backs a chance and they took full advantage.. the fact they can’t hit doesn’t help .. but Beltran is a cancer plan and simple. he ruined the Giants.. which isn’t a bad thing since they were the worst team ever to win a WS.. they were a bunch of judy hitters with stacked pitching

    • bayareabeast 4 years ago

      ur dumb..really

    • TheFreak2011 4 years ago

      That’s a dumber than dumb comment.

    • Bryan Anderson 4 years ago

      That’s probably the best post I’ve seen throughout the Giants nation this year!  Lucky is all they were last year.  I look at the starting lineups and just laugh at this point…I was all for Jim Hendry of the Chubs getting canned and I can’t wait until Sabean goes away…he’s as bad a cancer as Beltran. 

      • Phil Trout 4 years ago

        You might as well have posted ‘I dont know a damn thing, but i’m opening my mouth anyways’ instead of that utter crap. ERA won them the WS last year with a stacked rotation, with some slightly better than mediocre hitting and the emergence of a future HoF catcher, a void they failed to fill this year. Giants pitching is stout, maybe even more now with Vogelsong and Surkamp coming up, not to mention Affeldt, Romo and Wilson in the ‘pen but when you can’t even make ONE pitching mistake in a whole game because your bats are silent you’re up **** creek without a paddle. Your ‘lucky’ comment is invalid as you have nothing to back it up, go away.

    • Since becoming a Giant, Beltran has hit .323 with 2 home runs, 4 doubles and 4 triples. That’s also only 26 games worth of opportunity to contribute.

      Sure, he was better on the Mets and that production isn’t worth trading a top pitching prospect for, but you can’t blame him. There are others on the team that did far, far worse. Calling him a “cancer plain and simple” is ridiculous and not true. He seems to get along well with the rest of the team. Unless, of course, you know him personally and you know something that others do not, which I doubt.I’d actually say he’s done more good than harm.He didn’t ruin the Giants. Injuries did.

      Arizona is certainly not the best playoff team by any measure, but they’ve been playing very good baseball. You gotta give credit to the Diamondbacks instead of discrediting the Giants.

      And the stuff about the Giants being “the worst team ever to win a WS” is insane and based entirely on opinions (and not very intelligent ones at that) rather than facts.

      On the contrary, I can say that your post was the worst post to ever be typed or written about baseball and I could probably make a case for it. Why? Because it’d be based on facts and not opinions.

      And the fact is this: You know nothing.

      • Wrek305 4 years ago

        Freddy Sanchez, Cody Ross, Aubrey Huff Andres Torres aren’t exactly superstars.. and never have been it’s pathetic that a judy like Cody Ross got a 15 mil $ contract

      • Wrek305 4 years ago

        you stupid to think that i know nothing i know more about baseball then anyone here.. fact..your just an ignorant turd

        • gmenfan 4 years ago

          Well, everything minus punctuation, anyways.

        • disadvantage 4 years ago

          “I know more about baseball then (sic) anyone here..” sounds like something an ‘ignorant turd’ might say.

    • gmenfan 4 years ago

      “they were a bunch of judy hitters with stacked pitching” who won a World Championship. Unfortunately for you, that’s all that matters.

  11. TheFreak2011 4 years ago

    I’m just shocked, I tell you, just shocked.  You’d think some enterprising bean counter with one of the other teams would have taken either or both, for free.  Why, with all the pitches they swing at in the dirt, they’d need less groundskeepers.

  12. Hoosierdaddy92 4 years ago

    Here’s an interesting thought. I bet the Cubs might have taken a chance on Rowand at 12MM if it meant moving Soriano. An interesting deal might have been Soriano for Huff and Rowand. Rowand in RF/LF and Huff in LF or at 1b would have guaranteed the Cubs a high draft pick after 2012!!! Salaries matchup about the same for next year and since the Cubs aren’t going anywhere anyway next year it wouldn’t have mattered. Soriano could have provided some much needed pop in LF for the Giants and given Belt or Brett Pill a full chance at 1b.

    Not surprised about releasing Tejada. But Uribe wasn’t much better this year, so at least they weren’t stuck with a 3 year deal that they can’t afford. Thank Ned Colleti for that.

  13. Chris Infante 4 years ago

    I wrote that before when it said Ruben Tejada and not Miguel Tejada

  14. jfretless 4 years ago

    “Rowand will latch on as a 4th OF somewhere.”

    …latch on like a leach?

  15. Bryan Anderson 4 years ago

    Rowand will get a Minor League deal IF he’s lucky…

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