Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Miguel Tejada; The All-Star Game and the Orioles...

If you have not heard, third-baseman Miguel Tejada was released from the Baltimore Orioles organization. That being said, his tenure with the Orioles - and perhaps also in major league baseball - is over.

From the Orioles.com: The Orioles granted infielder Miguel Tejada's request to be released Monday.

Tejada, signed to a Minor League deal on May 8, hit .259 with a .621 OPS in 36 games for Triple-A Norfolk. He went 1-for-4 with a double Monday before the Orioles released him at his request. Tejada played mostly third base with Norfolk and did not hit a home run in his time there.

The 38-year-old former American League MVP was coming off a 2011 season in which he hit .239 with a .596 OPS in 96 games for the Giants, who released him early last September.

Tejada was a productive player for the Orioles; however, his tenure with the team as he was traded to the Houston Astros during the offseason in 2008. Of course, Miguel's career hit a bumpy road after it was divulged that he was two years older than reported, and then got ensnared with drug use, the legal system, plus having his name sullied.

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