After World Series MVP Edgar Renteria decided to leave San Francisco, the Giants had to look elsewhere to fill the hole that was left.
Miguel Tejada, who joined San Diego in 2010, accepted a one-year contract with the Giants worth $6.5 million. Tejada is a well-rounded veteran who has played in Oakland, Baltimore, Houston and San Diego.
The Giants are hoping his presence will recover some of what was lost with the departure of Renteria. Over his career, Tejada has had many up and down years, and he's certainly no guarantee to be successful as a Giant in 2011.
If he fails to make his mark in San Francisco, here are five other in-house options the Giants could use.