"Tell Billy to give me a call," free agent infielder Miguel Tejada implored Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, campaigning for a job with his old team. Aware of third baseman's Scott Sizemore's season-ending injury, Tejada said he'd love to return to the A's and he doesn't want big money. Tejada began his career with the A's, winning an MVP award with them in 2002.
Tejada told Slusser he wasn't happy in San Francisco last year, where he posted a .239/.270/.326 line in 343 plate appearances before being cut loose. The infielder feels he can still play, and friend Yoenis Cespedes would benefit from his presence. Cespedes is likely to arrive in to A's camp in Phoenix this weekend, reports Slusser.
Slusser considers a even a minor league deal with the A's a longshot for Tejada. The A's are giving Josh Donaldson a chance to replace Sizemore this year.