The San Diego Padres have acquired veteran infielder Miguel Tejada in exchange for pitcher Wynn Pelzer.

Tejada has one year at $4.4 million dollars left on his contract, and both teams will pay $2.2 million.

Tejada is still considered an everyday starter, and he is expected to start at third base and shortstop for the Padres.

He is not having his best season, as he only has seven home runs and 39 RBIs, with an average of .269.

But it is definitely a nice addition to San Diego, as it adds a veteran presence around the young ball club. The Padres hope that Tejada to turn things around as he plays with a division leader and goes back to the National League.

Pelzer, who will now move to the O’s, is a Double A pitcher with a 4.20 ERA.

At the beginning of the season, baseball fans expected Adrian Gonzalez to be traded by this time. Instead, the Padres are trading for veterans as they make a playoff push.

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