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12/31/2012 10:00 PM ET

Royals sign infielder Miguel Tejada to a Minor League contract for 2013

KANSAS CITY, MO (December 31, 2012) – The Kansas City Royals tonight announced the club has signed infielder Miguel Tejada to a minor league contract for 2013.  The Royals plan to announce the club’s Major League camp non-roster invitees at a later date.

The 38-year-old Tejada is a six-time All-Star and was the 2002 American League MVP after batting .308 with 34 home runs and 131 RBI with Oakland.  The 15-year veteran is a career .285 hitter with 304 home runs, 1,282 RBI and 463 doubles in 2,118 games for the A’s (1997-2003), Orioles (2004-07, 2010), Astros (2008-09), Padres (2010) and Giants (2011).  Tejada played 36 games for Triple-A Norfolk in 2012 and is currently batting .286 with nine doubles, four home runs and 19 RBI in 34 games for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League.

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