By Bill Carey
June 25, 2012

Former All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada, who signed a minor league deal with the Baltimore Orioles in May, was released by the team at his request, reports MASNsports.com's Roch Kubatko on Twitter.

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Kubatko reports that Tejada was hitting .259 with Baltimore's Triple-A affiliate and hadn't hit a home run.

Tejada, 38, played five of his 15 years in the major leagues with the Orioles, making the All-Star team three of those years. Tejada won the American League MVP award in 2002 while with the Oakland Athletics.

He last made an All-Star team in 2009 with the Houston Astros.

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