Cardinals Looking At Tejada
I was a bit surprised to read that the Cardinals might be interested in obtaining Miguel Tejada.
“Tejada fits the profile of what the Cardinals are seeking — an offensive deterrent capable of playing multiple positions. The Astros are experiencing financial problems and could part with a player owed $13 million this season. Tejada entered Wednesday leading the NL in batting with a .357 average and 21 doubles. He ranked third in the league with a .354 average against righthanded pitching.”
The Cards have been in an offensive funk of late, but as pointed out in the article, they are still out-hitting the Cubs. Tejada would be an upgrade over either Greene the Cards have at short. Perhaps they are already tired of Khalil, who wasn’t hitting and also had 7 errors in just 29 games before getting hurt. Tejada could play any infield position for the Cards.
They also got some good news regarding slugger Troy Glaus:
“It was encouraging news,” said GM John Mozeliak. “He’s getting his strength back. He’s been cleared to start his throwing program, which will progress into a hitting program probably in the next week or so. The timetable is still quite unknown. It’s probably going to be somewhere between the All-Star Game and August 1 if he were to return.”
Should the heart of their lineup be Pujols, Glaus, Ludwick and Tejada, National League teams should be very concerned.