Marlins Sign Miguel Tejada

THURSDAY: Tejada’s split contract will pay him $625K in the Major Leagues and $15K per month in the minors, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (Twitter link).

MONDAY: The Marlins have signed veteran infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract.  Tejada is represented by Relativity Sports.

Tejada, 39, spent last season with the Royals, putting up a .288/.317/.378 line in 167 trips to the plate before being suspended for Adderall use. Playing mostly at second and third, Tejada received solid defensive marks from Defensive Runs Saved, while UZR much preferred him at the hot corner. In the aggregate, he posted up a useful 0.7 rWAR/0.4 fWAR in 53 games.

While it seemed that his career was likely to be at an end at that point, Tejada insisted at the time that he did not plan to retire. The former AL MVP has a .285/.336/.456 career mark over his 16 years of MLB action.

Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel (via Twitter) was the first to report that the two sides had reached an agreement pending Tejada’s physical, with CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reporting (Twitter link) that the deal was official.  Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes reported earlier on Friday that a deal was close.

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