A six-time All-Star (02, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09) and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner (04, 05), Tejada was named the American League's Most Valuable Player following the 2002 season as a member of the A's. Originally signed by the Oakland A's as a non-drafted free agent in 1993, he has hit .288 (2222-for-7721) with 437 doubles, 23 triples, 292 home runs, 1,224 RBI and 1,156 runs scored in 1,968 games over parts of 14 Major League seasons with the A's (1997-2003), Orioles (2004-07, 10) and Houston Astros (2008-09).
Wynn Pelzer, 24, has appeared in 22 games (18 starts) for the Padres Double-A affiliate in San Antonio this year. He is 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA (44 ER/94.1 IP). Originally signed as a ninth-round selection in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft, Pelzer has gone 26-23 with a 3.83 ERA (155 ER/364.1 IP) in 79 games (68 starts) over parts of three years in the Padres minor league system.
Blanks, 23, was originally placed on the disabled list May 20 (retroactive to May 18) with a strained right elbow. He played in 33 games for the Padres this season, hitting .157 (16-for-102) with six doubles, one triple, three home runs, 15 RBI and 14 runs scored. Blanks made his Major League debut in 2009 and has combined to hit .212 (53-for-250) with 15 doubles, one triple, 13 home runs, 37 RBI and 38 runs scored in 87 games over his two years in the Big Leagues.
The Padres will make a corresponding 25-man roster move when Tejada reports to San Diego.