The Baltimore Orioles and Miguel Tejada are headed toward a reunion. This time, however, Tejada will play third base instead of shortstop.
Tejada and the Orioles have agreed on a 1-year contract, pending a physical, the infielder confirmed Saturday.
"I've reached a deal for one season and $6 million. I know it's less than what I made last year, but the market has changed and I feel happy to be able to play in the major leagues,'' Tejada told The Associated Press in Santo Domingo during a phone interview from Miami.
Tejada made more than $14 million with the Houston Astros in 2009, the final season of a six-year, $72 million contract he signed with the Orioles. Tejada played shortstop with the Orioles from 2004-07 before being traded to Houston for five players: outfielder Luke Scott, pitchers Troy Patton, Matt Albers and Dennis Sarfate, and third baseman Mike Costanzo.
Jason Giambi has agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Rockies, one major league source confirmed to FOXSports.com.
Giambi was a valuable contributor for the Rockies down the stretch last year, batting .292 in 19 games as a pinch hitter and occasional first baseman. Then he went 1-for-3 in Colorado’s first-round playoff series against Philadelphia.