Skip to content

Miguel Tejada wants a major league contract

Dec 7, 2011, 2:44 AM EST

Miguel Tejada AP

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.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Cubs shore up rotation with Jon Lester
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. W. Myers (3253)
  2. J. Kang (3102)
  3. C. McGehee (2814)
  4. W. Middlebrooks (2797)
  5. J. Upton (2789)
  1. D. Ross (2540)
  2. T. Tulowitzki (2362)
  3. J. Shields (1875)
  4. M. Kemp (1820)
  5. D. Haren (1798)