Orioles and Tejada together again, for $6 million
By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE — Six years after signing Miguel Tejada to a top-dollar contract, the Baltimore Orioles welcomed back the 2002 AL MVP at a bargain price.
Tejada received a $6 million, one-year contract Tuesday after passing a physical. He was to be introduced in a news conference at the B&O Warehouse behind the baseball diamond at Camden Yards — the same room that was filled with hope in December 2003 when Tejada signed a six-year, $72 million contract.
Tejada played shortstop for four seasons with Baltimore before being traded to the Houston Astros for five players, a key deal in the Orioles’ effort to rebuild with youth.
Now, the 35-year-old Tejada will be asked to provide veteran leadership at a new position: third base.