At one time, many years ago, Miguel Tejada was a very good baseball player. Those days are long gone and Tejada will turn 38 later this month, which would suggest that a resurgence is not in the cards.
Still, our favourite punching bag, the Baltimore Orioles, have signed the former AL MVP to a minor-league deal. If he can somehow claw his way to the Majors, it will be his third stint with the franchise.
Tejada last played with the San Francisco Giants last season before being released at the end of August with a terrible .239/.270/.326 slash line and four home runs in 343 plate appearances playing mostly third base and shortstop. Tejada’s defensive value is non-existent at this point, but might be able to play occasionally at third and help out at DH, but even the Orioles can’t be expecting much at this point.
The six-time All-Star will have a physical tomorrow and will begin his trek back to the big club at extended spring training in Sarasota, Florida.