Tejada out following slide into first

Updated: April 17, 2010, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Miguel Tejada left Saturday's 4-3 loss to Oakland after sliding headfirst into first base in the sixth inning.

Tejada bunted for his third hit of the game and appeared to slow down slightly while running toward first base. He went into a headfirst slide and was safe but lay on the ground atop first base in pain as a team trainer rushed out. After a brief examination, Tejada was removed from the game and replaced by pinch-runner Cesar Izturis.

Baltimore manager Dave Trembley said he was uncertain of Tejada's condition after the game but the veteran infielder told reporters he suffered a groin strain that isn't likely to keep him out very long.

Tejada had also singled in the first and fourth innings. All three hits came off Oakland starter Justin Duchscherer.


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