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Tejada says he's feeling better

Tejada says he's feeling better

SEATTLE -- Miguel Tejada said he's feeling good and will probably be back in the Orioles lineup on Tuesday night.

The Orioles third baseman, who suffered a strained hip adductor muscle in Saturday's sixth inning, said before Monday's game against the Mariners that he was feeling better and just about ready to go.

"I already told the manager that I'm ready to pinch-hit, and I'll see how I feel tomorrow," Tejada said. "Today, I'm feeling almost normal, and the trainer is going to take a little time to take a look at me and see how it goes. [I'll play] probably tomorrow or the next day."

The Orioles manager, Dave Trembley, didn't quite share Tejada's certainty, but he did say the infielder's condition had improved.

"He'll participate in some activities today according to his tolerance," Trembley said. "I'm hoping to have him back in the lineup before the series is over. I think he's going to test it today and let me know after batting practice."

With Tejada out, the Orioles started Ty Wigginton at third, moved Luke Scott to first base and had Julio Lugo at second in place of the injured Brian Roberts.

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