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.