MLB: Welcome to the nest, Cardinals sign Dominican infielder and right-hand pitcher

The St. Louis Cardinals announced that they agreed to minor league contracts with the infielder, Anderson Tejeda, and right-hander James Naile. Both players will receive invitations to major league spring training. In addition, St. Louis surpassed the right Ljay Newsome through absolute waivers.

Tejeda has appeared briefly in the majors in each of the past two seasons, adding 94 combined plate appearances with the Texas Rangers. He’s hit just .220 / .245 / .385 in that time, and he’s coming off a tough season:

The ambidextrous infielder posted just one line of .194 / .266 / .368 in 318 plate appearances across three levels in the minors in 2021, prompting Texas to remove him from their 40-man roster after the season. . Tejeda had enough time of service in the minor leagues to choose free agency.

It hasn’t been a great performance for Tejeda recently, but she’s still only 23 years old. Baseball America placed him in the top ten prospects in the Texas system on three separate occasions, including last season’s inning.

He appeared twice on the Top 100 Prospects lists on Baseball Prospectus. There is little harm to St. Louis in throwing a shuttlecock at a still-young player to see if a change of scenery can unlock some of the infield’s mighty mid-defense that made him a highly respected prospect:

The Cardinals just claimed Newsome from the Mariners waivers last month. He does not have the required service time to elect free agency, so he will remain in the St. Louis organization as a non-member of the 40 roster. The 25-year-old has twelve major league appearances (five starts) in his career. have, with 30 1/3 innings of 6.53 ERA to prove it.

Newsome doesn’t throw especially hard or miss many swings, but he has posted extremely low ticket rates throughout his minor league career and can work as a multi-inning starter or reliever.

He underwent Tommy John surgery sometime last summer, so it remains to be seen when he’ll be healthy enough to try and get back to the 40-man roster.

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Lastly, James Naile belonged to the Oakland Athletics from 2015 to 2021. He is now 28 years old and has not made his MLB debut, even though he was 8-0 and 4.04 this summer in 51 relief starts at Triple A.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Welcome to the nest, Cardinals sign Dominican infielder and right-hand pitcher