INF Ruben Tejada is in Yankees camp on a minor league deal, trying to win a spot on the bench.
"I'm very happy to be here, and grateful they gave me the opportunity to come here and work," Tejada said, according to Greg Auman of Newsday. "It's an opportunity to work hard to win a spot on the roster. It's a chance to be in the big leagues."
Tejada, 27, hit .167 with a .247 OBP and .242 SLG in 36 games split between the Cardinals and Giants last season.
In 2015, he hit .261 with a .338 OBP and .350 SLG in 116 games for the Mets.
He was the Mets' starting shortstop at the beginning of the 2015 postseason, but suffered a broken leg in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers when Chase Utley barreled into him at second base. He was then released by the Mets last March.
"It's a big city, and a different place to play, but I know it's the same baseball," Tejada said about being with the Yankees.