Orioles send Tejada to Padres

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Baltimore - The Baltimore Orioles on Thursday traded veteran infielder Miguel Tejada and cash considerations to the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-hander Wynn Pelzer.

Tejada batted .269 with seven home runs and 39 RBI in 97 games with the O's this season. A six-time All-Star, the 36-year-old returned to Baltimore after spending the previous two seasons in Houston.

The 2002 AL MVP recipient with Oakland is a career .288 with 437 doubles, 292 homers and 1,224 RBI in 1,968 contests with the A's, Orioles and Astros.

Pelzer, 24, was 6-9 with a 4.20 earned run average in 22 games (18 starts) for San Diego's Double-A affiliate in San Antonio this season.


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