Orioles Release Miguel Tejada

The Orioles have released Miguel Tejada at his request according to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com (on Twitter). Baltimore signed the 38-year-old to a minor league contract last month.

Tejada played 35 games with the team's Triple-A affiliate, hitting .260/.327/.290 in 147 plate appearances. He hit .239/.270/.326 in 343 plate appearances for the Giants last season before being released.


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28 Comments on "Orioles Release Miguel Tejada"


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Lastings
3 years 11 days ago

Only to be replaced by Melvin Mora…

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ColonelBoston
3 years 11 days ago

And the Great Baltimore Nursing Home Cleanup continues…

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OrangeCards
3 years 11 days ago

He was slugging .290 at Norfolk … That’s the end of the road, right?

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Tony DiQuattro
3 years 11 days ago

I sure hope so. It’s pretty clear that he’s older than his listed age because a former MVP shouldn’t be completely useless by his age 37 season.
His best moment at the plate in SF last year was on a dropped fly ball.

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Kurisu Rg
3 years 11 days ago

 While I agree with your statement about his age, I disagree with you saying that a former MVP “shouldn’t be completely useless” at 37.
Here’s a list of former MVPs who were done by around that age:
Jose Canseco
Joe Medwick
Hal Newhouser
Roy Campanella
Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris
Vida Blue
Ryne Sandberg
Terry Pendleton

I could look up more, but I think I’ve made my point. 37 is just about the right age for an average major league player to be done.

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Tony DiQuattro
3 years 8 days ago

Tejada Age 37 OPS .596 in 343 PA’s

From the fairly modern players:
Canseco… Age 36 was his last season and had an OPS of .843 in over 300 PA’s
Sandberg… Age 37 OPS .711, .760 the year before
Pendleton… ok

Blue… Age 36 ERA 3.26
Maris was injured
Mantle was an alcoholic, and even at age 36 had an OPS of .782 in 547 PA’s
Campanella was a catcher
Newhouser was a pitcher who was in the big leagues from age 18

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3 years 10 days ago

In the St.Louis series.  I remember that.  Walkoff win, but again, it was dropped, so he was lucky.  It was honestly painful watching our line-up last year.

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tomymogo
3 years 11 days ago

Hope he realizes that

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Daniel B.
3 years 11 days ago

he’s almost old enough for the royals to pick him up. 

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Driving Cat
3 years 11 days ago

It’s about time. The Orioles seem to have been comporting themselves like tremendous jerks in regards to player acquisition and management over the last year, first signing that underage Korean player, then refusing to release a veteran player they had no use or plans for. Factor in the strong-arming they’re engaging in to keep Washington from developing into a true baseball market and I don’t know if we can find a club that’s acting in worse faith as of late.

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Slopeboy
3 years 11 days ago

‘nothing personal, just business’.

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Driving Cat
3 years 11 days ago

Spoken like a true Yankees fan. If all you care about is the numbers at the end of a season and not the players who produce them pick up a sudoku.

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Slopeboy
3 years 11 days ago

Spoken like a true hater. My quote is a famous line from the ‘Godfather’, that’s probably before your time and certainly way over your head. Your self righteous rant admondishing the O’s appears to be hollow indeed. Instead of disagreeing with my opinion and directing your rebuttal at me you take the opportunity to attack a fan base instead.
Clearly, you have no idea how baseball business is conducted and know less about Yankees fans.

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ugen64
3 years 11 days ago

um… which veteran player did they refuse to release? if you’re talking about Dontrelle Willis, he was supposed to make his first start for Norfolk two days ago but got scratched because of illness. Tejada and Moyer were both granted their release…

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Meh Sheep
3 years 10 days ago

If the Nationals didn’t like the TV deal they should have moved somewhere else.  They can move back to Montreal or San Juan if they want their own TV market otherwise the team that already had the TV market gets the compensation they negotiated.  Move a team to Hartford and see how receptive the Red Sox, Yankees and Mets are.  It is a business.