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Report: Giants sign Ruben Tejada to a minor league deal

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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.

Tigers sign Austin Romine to one-year, $4.1 million deal

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The Tigers and free agent catcher Austin Romine have agreed to a one-year contract, Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports. WFAN’s Sweeny Murti specifies that the deal is for $4.1 million.

Romine, 31, has been in the league for eight seasons, all with the Yankees. Across 1,116 trips to the plate, he has hit .239/.281/.366. However, Romine is well-regarded for his defense and game-calling abilities.

Romine will slot in as the full-time catcher for the rebuilding Tigers. They’ll have Jake Rogers and Grayson Greiner behind him.