Arizona Diamondbacks reportedly want Miguel Tejada

Christian Petersen

The Diamondbacks have shown interest in free agent Miguel Tejada according to a report.

The Arizona Diamondbacks offered free agent infielder Miguel Tejada a minor league deal according to a report from ESPN Deportes.

According to the report, Arizona offered Tejada a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Tejada is reportedly holding out for a guaranteed contract and is said to be drawing interest from another MLB team. The 38-year-old Tejada did not play in the Major Leagues last season. He signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles, but later requested his release when it became apparent he would not be called up to the Major Leagues.

The Diamondbacks reportedly became interested in Tejada after watching him play in the Dominican Republic winter league. He batted .305 with three home runs and 16 RBI in the winter league. Tejada has played for five teams during his 15-year MLB career. He's a career .285 hitter and was named the American League MVP in 2002.

In Arizona, Tejada would likely compete for a utility infielder role. He's played shortstop, third base and second base during his career.

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