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Miguel Tejada | Second Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/25/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Marlins released INF Miguel Tejada.
Tejada was inked to a minor league deal in May but played in only four games for Double-A Jacksonville before going down with a right shoulder injury. He was close to returning, but the Marlins decided to go ahead and cut the 40-year-old loose. Tejada remains unlikely to play in a major league game again. Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:40:00 PM

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Marlins signed INF Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract.

The agreement was first reported last week by Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes and then confirmed Monday morning by CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Tejada batted just .288/.317/.378 in 167 plate appearances last summer for the Royals before taking a 105-game suspension for a third positive amphetamines test. The 39-year-old still has games left to serve on that sentence and seems doubtful to make a positive impact in Miami.
Mon, May 19, 2014 09:45:00 AM

ESPN Deportes' Enrique Rojas reports that the Marlins are close to signing Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract.

Tejada, 39, batted .288/.317/.378 last season for the Royals before he was injured and then suspended for testing positive for amphetamines. He still has to serve the final 64 games of his 105-game suspension. Tejada will give the Marlins some infield depth once the suspension is up.
Fri, May 16, 2014 01:51:00 PM

Miguel Tejada was suspended for the remainder of the Dominican winter league season on Friday after purchasing shares of a rival club.

Tejada was on the active roster for Aguilas Cibaenas, but bought into the Gigantes del Cibao franchise. The 39-year-old came did a nice job in 53 games with the Royals in 2013, slashing .288/.317/.378 before he was suspended for testing positive for amphetamines. If he latches on elsewhere, he'll have to sit out the first 64 games of the 2014 season.
Fri, Dec 13, 2013 10:13:00 PM

MLB released a statement Wednesday confirming that they found no violations by Miguel Tejada in connection with the Biogenesis investigation.

This is contrary to a report by ESPN's Pedro Gomez earlier this week. Either way, Tejada was recently handed a 105-game suspension for amphetamine use and will have to sit out the first 64 games next season before being eligible to return. It's possible we have seen the last of him in the majors.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 03:20:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that Miguel Tejada will be suspended 105 games for testing positive for amphetamines.

It's the third longest suspension in MLB history. Tejada tested positive for Adderall in the past and failed two drug tests this season, which resulted in the 105 game ban. The 39-year-old will not appeal the suspension. Tejada is expected to retire after serving the first 41 games while on the disabled list.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 01:58:00 PM

Royals transferred INF Miguel Tejada from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Tejada landed on the disabled list over the weekend with a strained right calf. The move essentially ends his season while clearing a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-acquired Emilio Bonifacio.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 01:18:00 PM

Royals placed INF Miguel Tejada on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf.

Tejada suffered the injury during Saturday's game. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be on the shelf. Irving Falu has taken his spot on the roster.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Miguel Tejada left Saturday's game with right calf tightness.

It's not clear at this point how long Tejada might be sidelined. "When I dove, I felt my calf pull," Tejada said Saturday. "They are going to wait until tomorrow to evaluate me."
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Miguel Tejada will start his fourth consecutive game at second base on Tuesday.

Tejada again replaces Chris Getz, who is nursing a sore left knee. The 39-year-old is batting .284 with three homers and 15 RBIs over 116 at-bats and can be used in AL-only leagues when he's in the lineup.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 06:45:00 PM

Miguel Tejada went 2-for-2 off the bench and scored the winning run for the Royals against the Tigers on Wednesday.

Tejada still isn't playing very much -- this was just his third appearance in June -- even though he's been one of the Royals' most productive players in his limited action. He's batting .333 with two homers in 51 at-bats for the season. Meanwhile, the guys ahead of him at second, third and short on the depth chart have all been terrible of late.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 05:44:00 PM

Miguel Tejada smacked his second home run of the season in a losing effort against the Angels on Friday.

He finished the night 1-for-3. Surprisingly, Tejada has actually been a fairly useful player in his limited at-bats, hitting .333/.375/.567 with a pair of homers and seven RBI in his first 32 at-bats. The 39-year old could even be fantasy relevant if he found his way into everyday at-bats.
Fri, May 24, 2013 11:16:00 PM

Miguel Tejada's first homer since July 16, 2011 was a three-run shot off the Astros' Dallas Keuchel on Monday.

Tejada has started just seven games this season, even though the Royals have gotten terrible production at third base, second base and first base. What's the harm in giving him an expanded role for a bit? For what it's worth, he's gone 9-for-27 with six RBI in his limited action.
Mon, May 20, 2013 11:40:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of INF Miguel Tejada from Triple-A Omaha.

Tejada didn't appear in the majors last season but is getting another shot with the Royals. He should see some starts at second base against lefties.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 03:21:00 PM

Miguel Tejada reported to Royals' camp Saturday.

Tejada got a late start after falling ill in his native Dominican Republic. The veteran infielder is fighting for a job as a utility infielder.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 09:50:00 AM

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1B1Justin Bour
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2B1Starlin Castro
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3Yadiel Rivera
3B1Martin Prado
2Brian Anderson
LF1Derek Dietrich
CF1Lewis Brinson
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4Drew Steckenrider
5Tayron Guerrero
6Odrisamer Despaigne
7Chris O'Grady
8Tyler Cloyd
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