Giants, Tejada agree on one-year deal

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Giants, Tejada agree on one-year deal

Nov. 30, 2010
URBAN ARCHIVEGIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEOMychael UrbanCSNBayArea.com

The Giants have agreed on a one-year deal that makes free agent Miguel Tejada their everyday shortstop, a source close to Tejada told CSNBayArea.com.

The source said the Giants consider Tejada an everyday player capable of starting at shortstop, and that the team is done exploring other options, via trade or free agency, at the position.

A major-league source confirmed that ESPNDeportes.com's report that the contract is worth 6.5 million is "in the neighborhood." The source said the Giants also will give Tejada a 500,000 bonus.

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Tejada, 36, previously told CSNBayArea.com that while he's most comfortable at shortstop, he's open to playing third base, which he began playing in 2010, and second base, a position he has never played in his major-league career.

The team has had talks with Tampa Bay about Jason Bartlett and Boston for Marco Scutaro in searching for Juan Uribe's replacement.

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Tejada is expected to be a one-year stopgap while the Giants keep an eye on the development of 2008 fourth-round pick Brandon Crawford. The team considers Crawford ready defensively but wants to give him another year in the minor leagues to let his offensive game improve.

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Tejada, who started his career with the A's, has a .287 average and 300 home runs in 14 big-league seasons. He hit .308 with 34 home runs 131 RBI in 2002 to win the A.L. MVP award.

Sharks clinch playoff spot with LA Kings' loss in Edmonton

Sharks clinch playoff spot with LA Kings' loss in Edmonton

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Although it hasn’t been a smooth ride lately, the Sharks officially punched their ticket to the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs on Tuesday night by virtue of the Kings’ 2-1 regulation loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

The Sharks are currently hosting the New York Rangers, looking to snap a six-game losing streak in regulation.

The Kings’ loss gives the Sharks back-to-back appearances in the playoffs after a rare miss in 2015. Last season San Jose advanced to its first-ever Stanley Cup Final, losing to the Penguins in six games.

Since 1997-98 the Sharks have made the playoffs in 17 seasons. Only Detroit, which has been officially eliminated from playoff contention this season, has more (18).

San Jose is aiming for its first Pacific Division title since 2011.

 

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Kerr makes NBA history with Warriors' win in Houston

Steve Kerr continues to re-write the record books.

The Warriors' 113-106 victory in Houston on Tuesday was Kerr's 200th win of his brief coaching career.

The milestone victory comes in just his 238th game as a head coach, making him the fastest coach to 200 career wins.

Hall of Fame Bulls and Lakers coach Phil Jackson held the previous record at 200 wins in 270 games.

In Kerr's three seasons as the coach of the Warriors, the team has won at least 60 games each year. Before the current three-year run, the Warriors never had a 60-win season in franchise history.