At least he’s expected to be. With the Orioles holding team physicals and meetings, the press is not allowed in the locker room until the afternoon, but I will be blogging and Twittering from practice, which is scheduled to start around noon.
Today is the first full squad workout for the Orioles, and it be will interesting to see the return of Miguel Tejada and the former shortstop taking reps at third base.
Manager Dave Trembley didn’t seem concerned that Tejada –who will be tasked with learning a new position — wasn’t among the growing group of position players who participated in optional workouts.
“[Tuesday's] the first day,” Trembley said on Monday. “He’ll be here. He knows everybody. He knows
us. We know him.”
An All-Star shortstop, Tejada will work with Orioles infield coach Juan Samuel to get extra work at the hot corner in addition to the team’s workout.
“Everybody knows he can play,” Izturis said of Tejada. “It’s a new position, but I don’t think that’s going to be a problem. If I can help out, I will, but he knows how to play the game.”
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