Tejada asks for, gets release from Orioles

Tejada asks for, gets release from Orioles

Tejada asks for, gets release from Orioles
The Orioles granted infielder Miguel Tejada's request to be released Monday

Tejada, signed to a Minor League deal on May 8, hit .259 with a .621 OPS in 36 games for Triple-A Norfolk. He went 1-for-4 with a double Monday before the Orioles released him at his request.

Tejada played mostly third base with Norfolk and did not hit a home run in his time there. The 38-year-old former American League MVP was coming off a 2011 season in which he hit .239 with a .596 OPS in 96 games for the Giants, who released him early last September.

Adam Berry is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @adamdberry. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.