Tejada batted .269 with 15 home runs, 26 doubles and 71 RBIs between his two clubs in 2010.
The 36-year-old slugger spent the first seven of his 14 major league seasons across San Francisco Bay as a fan favorite with the Oakland Athletics, winning the 2002 AL MVP award in his second-to-last year with the A’s. He left for the Baltimore Orioles after the 2003 season and also has played for Houston.
The Padres declined to offer Tejada salary arbitration last week.
So, finding a reliable replacement in a timely fashion was among general manager Brian Sabean’s top priorities.
The Giants last week brought back first baseman Aubrey Huff on a $22 million, two-year contract. Sabean is trying to keep as much of his roster intact to make another deep postseason run in 2011. San Francisco won the city’s first title since moving West in 1958, beating the Texas Rangers in five games.
Associated Press writer Dionisio Soldevila in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, contributed to this report.
By Jay Sekulow
The left's outrage over the IRS turns to a plea to 'move on'
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
This column will cover anything that has anything remotely to do with the game of baseball, from the game itself to mid-summer trades to offseason moves.
The cold hard truth about politics in America today and the state of this once great nation.
Uncensored exploration of issues concerning current events, civil liberties, American political advocacy, and the political and social issues facing military veterans.
A mother of three and a passionate conservative, Shirley Husar changes the game.
World's Ugliest Dog Contest
Spelling Bee finale
Marines train Afghan soldiers
Rolling Thunder 2013
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal