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MIGUEL TEJADA WANTS TO PLAY WITH A’S
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 09:18 AM EST

Miguel Tejada won an MVP award with the Oakland Athletics. Now a shell of his former self, Tejada is using the media to try and re-ignite a meeting with his previous team. Football lines

“Tell (managing director) Billy (Beane) to give me a call,” Tejada, who was released by the San Francisco Giants last season, said. “I don’t want serious money. I just want to play.”

Tejada, who will turn 38 years old on May 25, stated that he could accept a minor league contract — like the one Manny Ramirez latterly signed with the Oakland A’s — and understands the team is in a bind in the infield after 3rd baseman Scott Sizemore suffered a season-ending ACL tear last weekend. Football betting lines

Tejada, who made $6.5 million in 2011, played 37 games at 3rd base for the SF Giants last season and has played in 141 career games at the position. He has played a lot of his career at shortstop.

“I have always liked the Oakland A’s. That’s the franchise that gave me an opportunity when I was a young child in the Dominican Republic. They opened all the doors for me. That’s my family,” he said.

Tejada further said that he has come to be good buddies with Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, who signed with the Oakland Athletics this offseason, and recommended that his existence in the clubhouse could help Cespedes adapt to the major leagues.

Tejada won the 2002 American League MVP award as a member of the Oakland Athletics, but left the cash-strapped franchise to sign a $72 million, 6-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles after the 2003 season. Since that point, he’s been traded twice, to the Houston Astros in 2007 for 5 players, including SP Troy Patton, OF Luke Scott, RP Dennis Sarfate and RP/SP Matt Albers and to the San Diego Padres in 2010 for minor league pitcher Wynn Pelzer. On Sep 22, Tejada hit his 300th career home run off Ted Lilly of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

He was batting .239 with 4 homers and 26 RBIs in 91 games before being released by the Giants last September. He revealed that he performed badly last season because he was not cheerful.

He has 304 home runs, but hasn’t hit more than 20 in a season since 2006.

Tejada was handed probation in 2009 after pleading guilty to withholding information about his previous teammates’ use of performance-enhancing drugs when questioned in 2005 by congressional investigators.

Tejada has acknowledged he purchased growth hormone while playing for the Oakland Athletics but claimed he threw the drugs away without using them, and prosecutors said during his 2009 plea hearing they had no evidence to challenge that.

Josh Donaldson, who was traded to the Oakland Athletics in the 2008 deal that sent Rich Harden to the Chicago Cubs, is the favorite to take over for Sizemore at3rd base. He played 3rd base during his junior year at Auburn and was used at 3rd 53 times in the Oakland Athletics’ organization.


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