June 2007 - Baltimore Orioles Wiretap
Tejada Unlikely To Be Dealt
Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada will miss more than a month with a broken bone in his left wrist, which he suffered June 20 and ended his consecutive-games streak at 1,152. The extended time away greatly reduces the Orioles' ability to trade Tejada by the July 31 deadline, at which point he likely will be on a rehabilitation assignment. After an MRI exam on Tuesday, it was determined Tejada will wear a splint for two weeks and will be able to begin participating in baseball activity in a month. "It's pretty tough for me," Tejada said. "I like to play baseball. What can I say? It's nothing I can worry about."
Tejada Expected To Miss A Month
Injured Baltimore Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada won't be able to resume baseball activities for at least a month because of a fractured right wrist, and could be sidelined well into August. Tejada played in 1,152 straight games -- the fifth-longest streak in baseball history -- before being placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday. The injury occurred on June 20, when he was hit by a pitch thrown by San Diego's Doug Brocail. "There's nothing I can do," Tejada said Tuesday. "I don't want to be out. It's tough for me because I like to play baseball. I just hope I heal pretty good and can be back before [August]." Tejada is batting .306 with seven homers. He ranks second on the team with 41 RBIs.
Tejada Goes On 15-Day DL, Fifth-Longest Game Streak Ends At 1,152
Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist on Friday, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 1,152, the fifth-longest in big league history. Tejada was hit on the wrist by San Diego's Doug Brocail on Wednesday night. Tejada appeared in the Orioles' 6-3 win Thursday at San Diego just long enough to extend his streak, coming out for a pinch-runner after reaching on a fielder's choice in the first inning.
Tejada's 'Ironman' Streak In Jeopardy
Miguel Tejada's consecutive games streak is endangered by a wrist injury. The Orioles All-Star shortstop has been diagnosed with a distal radial fracture of the left wrist, an American League source told ESPN the Magazine's Buster Olney on Thursday. In Wednesday night's game against the Padres, Tejada was hit on the left wrist by a pitch from Doug Brocail. The source said that the left-wrist fracture, a non-displaced break, is viewed as being serious. If Tejada is forced to miss any action, his streak of 1,152 consecutive regular-season games played would come to an end. It is the fifth-longest streak in big league history and longest current streak in the majors.
Girardi Says No To Baltimore
Joe Girardi has declined an offer from the Baltimore Orioles to become their next manager, his agent, Steve Mandel, told ESPN on Thursday. Girardi interviewed with the Orioles on Tuesday, and ESPN's Peter Gammons reported that the team offered him its vacant managerial job. And ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney reported that as of Wednesday night, the two sides had agreed to work on an agreement that would make Girardi the team's next skipper. The discussions with Girardi came after Baltimore fired Sam Perlozzo on Monday after two-plus seasons as manager.
Orioles Hire MacPhail As President Of Baseball Operations
Andy MacPhail was hired Wednesday as president of baseball operations for the Orioles, two days after the team fired manager Sam Perlozzo. MacPhail will oversee all baseball operations for the club, which has not had a winning season since 1997. He said he believes owner Peter Angelos will allow him the independence he needs to run the team. "If I didn't feel that way, I wouldn't be here," MacPhail said noting he outlined to Angelos where he thinks the boundaries of the owner's influence are.
ESPN Reporting That The Orioles Have Offered Job To Girardi
Joe Girardi has emerged as the front-runner for the Orioles' managing job, according to the Baltimore Sun. Citing sources, the newspaper reported that Girardi could get an offer as early as this week. However, ESPN is reporting that the Orioles have offered the job to Girardi. Girardi met for over two hours with team officials, including incoming chief operating officer Andy MacPhail, executive vice president Mike Flanagan and vice president Lou Angelos.
Girardi A Fit In Baltimore?
You say the Orioles can't go wrong whether they pick Joe Girardi or Davey Johnson as their next manager, do you? Of course they can go wrong. What organization are we talking about here? The same one that fired its old manager, Sam Perlozzo, yesterday and held a news conference to talk about it, without having his successor already in place. Unfortunately, the fan base is so cynical after 9 1/2 lousy years, it's conditioned to expect the worst. Managers with better resumes than Girardi's brief and colorful one have come and gone here. Managers like - well, like Johnson, remember?
Perlozzo Fired By Baltimore
Baltimore Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo was fired Monday after his team started the 2007 season 29-40 and losers of their last eight games. During his time in Balitmore, Perlozzo was 122-164. It is believed former Florida Marlins manager Joe Girardi will be the top candidate to replace him.
Angels Appear To Be Making Annual Run At Tejada
Word is the Angels are making another run at Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada, whom they nearly acquired last year in a deal that would have sent Ervin Santana and Erick Aybar to Baltimore. Orioles owner Peter Angelos vetoed that deal. But with his club all but eliminated in the tough American League East by mid-June, Angelos might be more inclined to dump the $32 million he owes Tejada for the next two and a half seasons.
Angels Still Trying To Acquire Tejada
The Angels, Red Sox, Twins and Cubs are reportedly interested in Miguel Tejada.