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Orioles finalize minor league contract with Miguel Tejada

May 8, 2012, 7:23 PM EDT

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It was reported late last week that the Orioles and veteran infielder Miguel Tejada had agreed to a minor league contract. Now that deal is official.

According to MASN’s Roch Kubatko, Tejada passed his pre-signing physical on Monday and appeared in his first extended spring training game at the O’s complex in Sarasota, Florida on Tuesday.

Tejada will likely spend around a week in Sarasota getting in shape before reporting to Triple-A Norfolk.

If all goes smoothly at Norfolk and the O’s have an opening, Tejada could eventually climb to the majors.

The 37-year-old infielder batted .239/.270/.326 with four home runs in 91 games last season for the Giants.

  1. jwbiii - May 8, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    Busy day for aging 3Bmen. Casey Blake retires, Tejada signs with Baltimore, Alex Cintron signs with Mexico City.

    Bad news for Nick Johnson?

  2. royalsfaninfargo - May 8, 2012 at 8:07 PM

    I don’t think anyone know how old Tejada is.

    • jwbiii - May 8, 2012 at 8:18 PM

      No, not until an autopsy, someone cuts off a limb, and they count the growth rings. But I think calling him “aging” is fair.

  3. goawaydog - May 8, 2012 at 8:27 PM

    They must not like being in 1st place

  4. phillyfan4ever - May 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    isn’t this guy like 45?

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