Former All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada, who signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles in May, was released by the team at his request, reports MASNsports.com‘s Roch Kubatko on Twitter.
Miguel Tejada requested and was granted his release today. #orioles—
Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) June 25, 2012
Kubatko reports that Tejada was hitting .259 with Baltimore’s Triple-A affiliate and hadn’t hit a home run.
Tejada, 38, played five of his 15 years in the major leagues with the Orioles, making the All-Star team three of those years. Tejada won the American League MVP award in 2002 while with the Oakland Athletics.
He last made an All-Star team in 2009 with the Houston Astros.
Last season, Tejada hit .239 with four home runs in 91 games with the San Francisco Giants.