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July 29, 2010

Tejada traded pending league approval (updated)

Miguel Tejada has been scratched from tonight’s game and, according to an industry source, has been traded to the San Diego Padres, pending league approval.

It is believed the Orioles will receive 24-year-old right-hander Wynn Pelzer. Pelzer was 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in 22 games (18 starts) for San Antonio, the Padres' Double-A affiliate. A ninth round pick in 2007, he was ranked as the seventh-best prospect in San Diego's system by Baseball America.

When asked about the roster move, president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail declined comment.

Trades need approval only when a significant amount of money is part of the deal, so the Orioles are likely picking up a chunk of the remaining $2.3 million from Tejada's $6 million deal.

Triple-A Norfolk third baseman Josh Bell is on his way to the majors, a source said.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 5:23 PM | | Comments (8)


Hopefully Kyle Blanks is the PTBNL

I would decline comment as well...

It is something.......not much, but what could you expect? more than a bag of balls.....

Are you serious? A double a pitcher for a major league hitter. I mean that's the worst trade ever.

Chris in SD, you may not know this but Blanks just got shut down and is going to have Tommy John surgery and is supposed to miss the rest of this season and most of the 2011 season.

Also, I'm not all that far from you. Ever been to the Stone Brewery?

Typical Andy McPhail transaction of late- lose something and get nothing.

You've got to be kidding about the Tommy John surgery. If true, MacPhail has gotten next to nothing in his "big" trades. Patton was known to have serious arm trouble when we got him, and now he is just a junk balling AAA pitcher who no longeer is overpowering, and now we get this guy.

Its unbelieveable this front office of the orioles.They just dont when to get off the pot .The reason that our team stinks it up goes back to aubrey huff orioles classic more .Like chicken with their heads cut off.showwater has been fired times in 11 years divided by 3 2xs longer them tremley.We need good scouts not change in in the dugout Migue should havw never been here so back to the drawing board.WAKE ME UP IN !# MORE YEARS

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.

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