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Tejeda Passes First Real Test

Tejeda showed he can pitch a lot of innings

It's hard to believe that former shortstop Ferdin Tejeda was converted to a pitcher nearly two years ago. Possessing great stuff from the moment he made the move, he passed his first real test this season when completed his first full year pitching, while remaining healthy.

"It took hard work all year in the complex with the trainer," Ferdin Tejeda reflected back to his road to recovery from Tommy John surgery. "For me it is very important to work hard and also support my family who is in Tampa. It is important to support them because they support me." His hard work paid off. After missing nearly two years with his elbow surgery and amassing a grand total of...

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