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Orioles release Miguel Tejada

The Baltimore Orioles released infielder Miguel Tejada from his minor league contract at his request.

The 38-year-old Tejada signed a minor league deal on May 8 and hit .259 with 18 RBI in 36 games for Triple-A Norfolk.

The 2002 AL MVP winner hit .239 with four homers and 26 RBI in 91 contests for the Giants in 2011.

Tejada has a lifetime batting average of .285 with 304 homers and 1,282 RBI in 2,118 games with Oakland, Baltimore, Houston, San Diego and San Francisco.