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Tejada admits to being two years older than he had said

Updated: April 18, 2008, 1:26 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Age ain't nothing but a number, unless you're Miguel Tejada.

The Houston Astros shortstop told the Oakland Athletics when he was signed out of the Dominican Republic in 1993 that he was 17. But he was actually 19, meaning he is now 33, two years older than his listed age in the Astros' media guide and other baseball records.

The shortstop made his admission after being approached Tuesday by ESPN.

"E:60" correspondent Tom Farrey presented Tejada with a copy of a birth certificate, ...

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