Giants reach one-year, $6.5M deal with Miguel Tejada

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Brian Sabean strikes again.

According to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes, the Giants have agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million contract with veteran infielder Miguel Tejada.  The contract will also include about $500,000 in pefromance-based bonuses.

Tejada no longer has good range at shortstop and batted just .269/.312/.381 over the course of the 2010 season.  Paired with hefty third baseman Pablo Sandoval, the left side of San Francisco’s infield will have some serious holes next year.

The Giants had to scramble this winter after losing both Edgar Renteria and Juan Uribe, but this looks to be irresponsible spending.

Sabean and Co. are probably done looking into trading for Rays shortstop Jason Bartlett.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.