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.

Warriors pushed late by Jazz, still come out on top in Utah

Warriors pushed late by Jazz, still come out on top in Utah

BOX SCORE

What looked like a no-brainer win for the Warriors over the Jazz for most of the contest, turned out to be a game too close for true comfort late. 

Still, Golden State overcame a surge by Utah to pick up the victory -- their second straight of the five-game road trip. 

Stephen Curry scored 25 points to lead all Warriors scorers -- four others scored in double figures. 

 

Inactives: Raiders LG Kelechi Osemele a late scratch due to illness

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Inactives: Raiders LG Kelechi Osemele a late scratch due to illness

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Raiders left guard Kelechi Osemele was questionable to play Thursday night’s game at Kansas City with a knee sprain.

His knee is doing just fine, thank you.

Even still, Osemele wasn’t ready to play. He was a late scratch due to an illness, which sapped him to the point he couldn’t go.

Osemele was listed about the Raiders inactives, announced shortly before kickoff.

That creates a huge void in the offensive line – the Raiders run best between Osemele and left tackle Donald Penn – that will be filled by rookie Vadal Alexander.

Alexander is an aggressive player and a good run blocker, but he isn’t on Osemele’s level. Not having the high-priced player could hinder the Raiders offensive line, which must remain strong for the attack to operate well. The Raiders have allowed a league-low 13 sacks this season. 

Defensive tackle Darius Latham was questionable with an ankle injury, but wasn’t quite ready to play this game. This marks his second contest missed with injury.

Strong safety Karl Joseph was ruled out earlier in the week with a toe injury. Cornerback Antonio Hamilton, Shilique Calhoun, Connor Cook and Stacy McGee are also inactive.