Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hottest of the Hot Corner: Ranking MLB's Top 16 Third Basemen—No. 7

MLB: Red Sox vs Orioles MAY 01
Part 10 of 16

No. 7 Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles

When Miguel Tejada rejoined Baltimore this offseason after spending two seasons in Houston, it came with strings. The plan was to slide the soon to be 36-year old shortstop over to the hot corner.

Although he had never played the position before, Tejada has a couple of Orioles Hall of Famers backing him and believing that he will do great in the transition. Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken, who made a similar shift, both see Tejada having the athleticism and arm to excel in the twilight years of his career.

"The Bus" is coming off a .313 season in 2009 with 86 RBI's. Since becoming a regular, Tejada has averaged 25 HR's, 103 RBI's and .293 over the past 11 years.

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