Connor Grossman of KNBR is reporting that the Giants have signed infielder Ruben Tejada to a minor league contract, pending a physical. He will provide infield depth for the Giants, who are lacking in that department.
Tejada, 26, was released by the Cardinals at the beginning of June after hitting .176/.225/.235 in 40 plate appearances. He was intended to fill in at shortstop for Jhonny Peralta, but he suffered a strained left quadriceps late in spring training. That opened the door for rookie Aledmys Diaz and veteran Jedd Gyorko. Diaz in particular took advantage of the opportunity, carrying an .868 OPS into Monday’s action. As a result, when Peralta returned from the disabled list, Diaz kept his position at shortstop, Peralta moved to third base, and Matt Carpenter moved to second base.