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Former Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada was the last member of the Dominican national team to arrive at Fort Lauderdale Stadium today, getting to the visitors clubhouse at about 10:30. If I was to pass that information along to Lee Mazzilli or Sam Perlozzo, I'm sure neither would be particularly surprised.

In fairness to Tejada, several of the big Dominican stars strolled in after the team bus arrived, including Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz. Rank does have its privileges.

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Miguel may be a slow arriver, but he has always been a quick dresser. He came out of the lockerroom a few minutes later and greeted each familiar member of the Orioles media who had been staking him out. He's going to talk to everyone during batting practice.

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