By Matt Snyder
Could Miguel Tejada fill the Oakland Athletics now-gaping hole at third base? If he gets his way, he will.
“Tell [A's general manager] Billy [Beane] to give me a call,” Tejada told A's reporter Susan Slusser (SFGate.com). “I don’t want big money. I just want to play.”
Earlier this week, the A's learned that third baseman Scott Sizemore tore his ACL and will miss the entire 2012 season. In his stead, the A's are searching for a replacement from the lackluster trio of Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales and Eric Sogard. But would Tejada even be an upgrade?
He is 37 and hit just .239/.270/.326 last season for the Giants. After 15 seasons, he appears to not have much left.
Still, Tejada wants a shot to come full circle with the organization that brought him to America.
“I would love it,” he said to Slusser (SFGate.com). “I have always loved the A’s. That’s the organization that gave me a chance when I was a little kid in the Dominican. They opened all the doors for me. … That’s my family.”
Tejada played for the A's for parts of seven seasons, winning the 2002 AL MVP as their shortstop.
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