The return of former Oriole
Tejada will report to the team’s
"He's interested in coming back and playing and he played pretty good defense for the Giants last year at third base," Duquette said before Saturday's game in Boston. "And he has been a productive right-handed bat so we'll see if he has more to offer offensively.
Duquette said Tejada will then have a seven- to 10-day evalutation period.
"We'll see what kind of shape he's in and how he does," Duquette said. "He has a lot of enthusiasm for Baltimore, obviously, and he's a good veteran player."
Duquette said Tejada, who lives in South Florida, approached the Orioles about returning for his third stint with the organization. He hasn't played since February in the Carribbean Series for Aguilas.
"He didn't like the way last year turned out and he thinks he still has something left in the tank," Duquette said.
The move is still a curious one. The Orioles recently signed
The Orioles also signed left-hander