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Miguel Tejada wants a major league contract

Dec 7, 2011, 2:44 AM EDT

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Free agent Miguel Tejada must know he’s taking a paycut after getting the Giants to pony up $6.5 million for his services last winter, but he’s at least hoping to secure a major league contract, the Baltimore Sun’s Dan Connolly reports.

Connolly states that the Tejada, a six-time All-Star and the 2002 AL MVP, is currently working out in Fort Lauderdale as part of a comeback bid. The 37-year-old infielder was out of the league for the final month of last season after being let go by the Giants on Aug. 31. He hit .239/.270/.326 with four hmoers and 26 RBI in 322 at-bats prior to his release.

Tejada can no longer sell himself as a shortstop and he doesn’t have the power to be an asset at third base, so there’s a good chance that he’s done as a major leaguer. He’ll probably have his pick of a few minor league deals, but it seems unlikely any team will offer him a guaranteed contract this winter.

  1. robertterwilliger - Dec 7, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    so do i.

  2. ccmf69 - Dec 7, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    After watching him pout through last season in San Francisco, whoever signs him will be sorry….

  3. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 8, 2011 at 4:00 PM

    It’s over, Tejada.

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