Miguel Tejada, once the franchise player of the Orioles organization, could be near his third stint with the team.
Tejada is slated to report to the Orioles spring training facility in Sarasota on Monday and work out with the organization's extended spring training team, a club source confirmed. If the club likes what they see in the 37-year-old former AL MVP, they could pursue a contract.
He would add a solid defensive glove at third base and a right-handed bat, and it's likely any deal would be a minor-league deal.
Before the 2004 season, the Orioles signed Tejada to a six-year, $72-million deal. He played four years in Baltimore, averaging 25 homers and 107 RBIs and making the AL All-Star team three times before being dealt to Houston before the 2008 season.
Tejada returned to the Orioles briefly in 2010, hitting .269/.308/.362 in 98 games before being traded to San Diego.
Tejada, who won the 2002 AL MVP with Oakland, put up a .305/.354/.481 line in parts of five seasons with the Orioles.
Tejada last played for the Giants last season, batting .239/.270/.326 in 91 games before he was designated for assignment and ultimately released in September.
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