The Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran infielder Ruben Tejada, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman (Twitter link). Tejada, a Primetime Sports Group client, will be in Major League camp as a non-roster invitee this spring.
Tejada, 30, was a utility player with the Mets from 2010-15 but began to bounce around the league in the following years, briefly appearing with the Giants, Cardinals and Orioles. After a big league in 2018, he returned to the Majors for a six-game cup of coffee with the Mets in 2019.
A career .250/.324/.317 hitter through nearly 2400 big league plate appearances, Tejada has played shortstop, second base and third base at the MLB level and will give the Jays a versatile bench option if he’s able to crack the Opening Day roster. He enjoyed a big season in Triple-A Syracuse in 2019, slashing .326/.404/.471 through 314 plate appearances with the Mets’ top affiliate.