Let’s clear up the first controversy regarding Miguel Tejada: He hasn’t chosen a uniform number and he doesn’t really care.
Tejada isn’t married to No. 10. He wore it during his first stint with the Orioles because No. 4 was retired. While he appreciated Adam Jones’ gesture to surrender 10 for a Rolex, he probably won’t press the issue.
The Orioles didn’t hand Tejada a jersey during today’s press conference, so the number is still being determined. They were in the process of contacting clubhouse manager Jimmy Tyler.
As for the corresponding 40-man roster move, the Orioles will announce it “at a later time,” according to the press release.
Tejada still has a home in the Baltimore area. He supposedly told his agent not to sell it, “just in case.”
You never know.
Tejada said he’ll consult with a variety of players about making the move to third base, including Cal Ripken and Alex Rodriguez. He also plans to speak with teammate Ty Wigginton.