HOUSTON -- Miguel Tejada has been traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the Houston Astros for five players. It gives the former American League MVP a fresh start on a team looking to boost its lineup.
The Orioles got outfielder Luke Scott, pitchers Matt Albers,
Troy Patton and Dennis Sarfate, and a minor league third baseman in
exchange, according to Baltimore president of baseball operations
The 31-year-old Tejada is a four-time All-Star shortstop who hit
.296 with 18 home runs and 81 RBIs this year. He had resisted
efforts by the Orioles to move him over to third base and it's
uncertain where he'll play for Houston, which has an unsettled left
side of the infield.
Two winters ago, Tejada caused a stir when he said was unhappy
with the Orioles' direction and wanted to be traded. He later
backed off that stance.