Padres get Tejada from O's

Updated: July 30, 2010, 1:09 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN DIEGO -- Miguel Tejada is coming to San Diego, and his new teammates can't wait to get him in the lineup.

The NL West-leading Padres obtained the 36-year-old Tejada and more than $1.15 million from the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, convinced that he can help them in the infield and at the plate.

The Padres gave up Double-A right-hander Wynn Pelzer to get Tejada, who is expected to be in uniform on Friday night for a series opener against Florida.

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