The White Sox have agreed to a minor league contract with veteran infielder Ruben Tejada, tweets MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Tejada, a client of Primetime Sports Group, will join the White Sox’ Triple-A club this weekend.
Now 31 years old, Tejada is best known for his time with the Mets, with whom he spent the 2010-15 and 2019 seasons. In parts of seven years in Queens, Tejada slashed .254/.328/.322 while logging considerable time at each of shortstop, second base and third base. He’s also had brief stints with the Cardinals, Giants and Orioles, though he hasn’t been particularly productive at any of those three stops.
Tejada has spent the season thus far with the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate after agreeing to a minor league deal back in May. He appeared in 72 games with the IronPigs and slashed .231/.341/.262 over the life of 264 plate appearances. He was released late last month.
Chicago’s infield depth was depleted a bit when both Romy Gonzalez and Danny Mendick were called up to the big league roster in recent days, so Tejada will give them another veteran option in Charlotte, where he’ll join a roster that also includes Matt Reynolds, Marco Hernandez, Mikie Mahtook, Nik Turley and the recently signed Carl Edwards Jr.